Police officers responding to a home alarm system that was accidentally triggered entered a family’s home and fatally shot their dog seven times.
Hope Lane told KVUE that her granddaughter forgot to close the door all the way when leaving for school. The door blew open and set off the alarm.
Two officers responded to the call and entered the house. According to them, a 120-pound Rottweiler named Bullet “became aggressive toward them and made threatening actions.”
The two officers shot the dog seven times, killing the 8-year-old pup who suffered from hip dysplasia and was hardly a threat to anyone.
Police took the dog away before Lane came home.
Lane says “I thought my dog would still be there, I may have wanted to bury my dog in my backyard. Who told you to take my dog away?”
Lane told KVUE “my dog is in his home, in his room, laying down chilling like he does and he takes a long time. Anybody can come in the house and be like, ‘I thought you had a dog?’ And I do, but he’s not an aggressive dog.”
Police reportedly cleaned up the blood but left bullet holes in her wall and futon.
Lane says “that tells me something is not right. I can’t speculate what’s not right, but something is truly not right.”
Officers met with Lane and her family on Friday to explain the incident and authorities are still investigating.
Lane says “I just hope and pray that the Round Rock Police Department looks into better training for the residents in the area that have dogs and have alarm systems.”