New Information on Dog Shot in Ector County This Weekend 1/30/14
CBS 7 News
January 30, 2014
ECTOR COUNTY-On Sunday morning, an Ector County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a report of an aggressive dog at 200 W. 81st street.
The dog's owner, Pam Shreve, told CBS 7 that deputies entered into her yard through a gate and then shot the dog without warning. Shreve confirmed that the dog was on a leash which was not tied down.
"This dog is not aggressive," said Shreve. "He did not need to shoot the dog."
CBS 7 spoke with the Ector County Sheriff's Department about the incident. Sheriff Mark Donaldson said deputies responded the day before to the same report from a neighbor and told the owners to secure their dog on a leash.
Sunday around 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to the same call from neighbors about the loose dog. The deputy entered into the yard and was "charged" by the pit bull.
CBS 7 reviewed video captured by the deputy's camera. In the video, the deputy walks into the yard and is immediately charged by the dog. The dog runs from the home's patio to the deputy in about 3 seconds.
The deputy yells, "Get back," twice before shooting the animal.
The neighbor tells CBS 7 that the access to her home passes through the same yard where the dog is kept.