Heartbreaking Photo Shows the Grief of a Dog Owner Moments After Police Shoot Dead Her Friendly Family PetWednesday 11 July 2012
‘This devastating photo tells the tragic story of a family dog, shot dead by a police officer as he pursued a robbery suspect on Sunday.
Monkey got caught up in the chaos of a foot pursuit along Hodges Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana as officers chased teens believed to have beaten a man in a mall parking lot before stealing his car which they then abandoned.
The dog was in a back yard on the street when she heard the commotion and ran out through an open gate. One of the officers involved in the chase apparently thought that Monkey was attacking and opened fired on her. Monkey’s distress owner, Delores Crochet, witnessed one of the shots being fired and said that neighbours told her of the three others.’