When Allen ran outside, she said the police officer said he was sorry and immediately called his sergeant.
Police currently have no comments on the matter and said the incident is an ongoing internal investigation.
Allen is still unsure what happened. She said Bonnie was on a chain and clearly within her property.
“I don’t know what Bonnie did,” Allen said. “Patrol cops have come up and petted Bonnie before.”
Bonnie, also known as “Boo Boo,” was well-liked throughout the neighborhood and known as a friendly dog that wouldn’t hurt anyone.
“I let my one-year-old run around with that dog,” said Beth Ann Smith, a next-door neighbor of Allen. “Out of all my time living here I’ve only heard the dog bark once.”
Bonnie was not only a family member of the Allen’s, but also to the rest of the neighborhood.
“My grandchildren played with Bonnie every day,” said neighbor Hugh Whited. “The whole neighborhood loved her.”
Apparently he was looking for a runaway teenager, so wanted to search the backyard where the dog was. I think he could have asked the owner to bring the dog in so he could check out the yard instead of just shooting the dog, but I'm not a trained professional in these matters.
Does not confict with any previous peace agreement. It was just celebratory gunfire.