Watch| A Minneapolis police officer responds to a burglary alarm and ends up shooting two pit bulls in the owners backyard.
A Minneapolis police officer who was responding to a burglary alarm Sunday night, shot two dogs in the owners backyard. Jennifer LeMay, the dogs' owner, said her burglary alarm was accidentally triggered by her 13-year-old daughter.LeMay claims that the dogs did not charge at the police officer before he drew his weapon. She says the police officer ended up shooting one of her dogs in the face and her other dog multiple times.
"My dog had stopped. My dog wasn't even facing him to charge him or be in an aggressive manner to him. You still shot him," she said.
According to the owner both of the dogs survived but one of them has to undergo surgery and extensive vet care. A GoFundMe page was established to help LeMay pay her vet bills.
Minneapolis police released a statement on the shooting on Sunday.
“Anytime an officer discharges their firearm in the line of duty there is an investigation that is completed by the Minneapolis Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit,” the statement said according to StarTribune. “We are in the process of reviewing the video posted online, as well as the officer’s body camera video.”