Dog shot by officer who responded to burglary alarm

Video captures police officer shooting woman’s dogs inside their own yard

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Two dogs, reported to be service animals, were shot on Saturday night by a police officer who responded to a  burglary alarm in North Minneapolis reported CBS Minnesota News.

The dogs belong to Jennifer LeMay, and they were both inside of their own fenced yard when the police officer arrived to investigate the alarm, which was tripped accidentally by LeMay’s own teenage daughter. Video surveillance captures the moment when the officer fires at both dogs – LeMay has stated that the video proves that the dogs were not behaving aggressively.

On Sunday afternoon the police department released a statement about the incident:

July 9, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) “We are aware of the recent incident involving MPD officers responding to an audible residential burglary alarm and while at this call an MPD officer discharged their firearm, striking two dogs belonging to the homeowner. 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. We are in the process of reviewing the video posted online, as well as the officer’s body camera video. We have reached out to the owner of the dogs and will continue to do so during the investigation. At this time there is no further information we can release.”

Amazingly both dogs survived – one dog suffered a broken jaw after being shot in the face. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help LeMay cover the veterinary expenses for her injured dogs – click here to learn more.

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30 replies
  1. SusanBiss says:

    I think the police department should pay for both dogs vet bill. Why didn’t he use pepper spray or a taser before discharging his gun!?!? You can tell the dogs weren’t acting aggressively toward him or the dogs would of charged him. How is the other dog that was shot?

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  2. Rocky Costello says:

    How sick in the head do you have to be to just shoot a dog for no reason? The dog stopped and had his tail wagging. This guy needs to be fired he clearly is way to scared to be a cop.

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  3. vicki hood says:

    The officer that shot the dogs should be fired. police department should be sued, Police department should pay for vet bills and surgeries. Le May should kick that officer between his legs since he likes macho so much.

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    • Mary Alcala says:

      The asshole cop should have to pay ALL medical bills for these beautiful pups and FIRED then jailed!! Jerk!!!

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  4. Pamela Garlisch says:

    I think the Police Department should pay for all Veterinary bills instead of the GoFundMe page and the officers in question need to take more training on how to handle themselves in a given situation because they’re not doing it right.

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  5. Mari says:

    Really not again wtf! Is wrong with the police they really need to be retrained on handling snimals in these circumstances idiots…

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  6. Tim says:

    fire the asshole, if he cant restrain from shooting 2 innocent family pets whats to keep him him from shooting a kid , no excuse is justifiable if it was owners kids would he have refrained from firing his gun

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  7. maxiemom says:

    Typical freaking coward thug cop! THIS is why so many people like me have grown to mistrust and hate them.

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  8. Cynthia Como says:

    I’m so sick of law enforcement thinking EVERY SINGLE dog in existence is vicious!!! From what I see these dogs WERE NOT acting aggressive in way shape or form! This is beyond traumatizing,seems like too many cops just look for a reason to fire their weapons! This makes me absolutely sick to my stomach! I’m so,so very happy these dogs survived! OMG! This pisses me off!!!!!!!!

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  9. Carol says:

    My house alarm once went off accidentally and the police do nothing more than drive by the house, which is stupid. I don’t understand why they were in the yard. They should be checking the house doors and windows. The city should pay for the medical care for her dogs. This poor woman should not have to worry about coming up with thousands of dollars for injuries the police inflicted on her dogs intentionally. The police officer should be fired, he’s a big wussie who is afraid of a family dog. What an idiot. Next time he will shoot a person who is approaching him to ask for directions.

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  10. Jaslin says:

    Policeman so coward? T dog dnt attack him or bite him, why nid to shoot t innocent?? Ths policeman must b fired!!

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  11. Barkley's Mom says:

    Unbelievable, if he was that scared of the dogs why didn’t he just climb over the fence like he did in the end? There was NO need to shoot those dogs, they were NOT a threat to this chicken sh*t! The police department should be paying for the vet bills, I would find a lawyer and sue their pants off!

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  12. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Are police departments only hiring dog haters and cowards these days? That dog was NOT acting aggressively – in fact, he looks like he just wanted to play. The second dog responded to the shooting of the first. This poor excuse for a police officer needs to be fired and forced to pay ALL the dogs’ vet bills (plus extra for emotional damage to the family). Then, the police department needs to train each and every one of their officers in the proper way to deal with animals they encounter in their duties.

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  13. Marissa says:

    They need to fix this problem, there are far to many police officers killing non-aggressive family pets.This is one of the reasons police officers have lost respect.They need to train their officers !Those poor dogs were wagging their tails, in no way were they showing any signs of aggression.

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  14. Bett says:

    Train these idiots to work with dogs. Train them to be able to distinguish an aggressive dog from a non-aggressive one, and to deal with the aggressive ones without deadly force. Being a police officer should require serious skills and a non-aggressive, mentally healthy psychological makeup. Ex-military skills are not the same as police skills, and all officers should be retrained on civilian peacekeeping if they are taken after military service. All new officers should undergo therapy during training to determine whether they are even capable of keeping the peace decently and with respect for citizens.

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  15. CR says:

    The more I hear abt this kind if stuff the more I dispise the human race.l hope these bastard cops burn in hell for what they did.

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  16. Carrie Ainsley says:

    One more reason NOT to have an alarm system. When I had to report an attempted break in, I kept the police outside and the dogs inside to do the paperwork. Too many stories like this on a daily basis.

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  17. Nancy Raymond says:

    I did not watch the video because I am so sick and tired of these out of control cops shooting animals for no reason at all and this is just another case of a cop whose first and only reaction is to shoot – these dogs were in their own yard, not approaching or acting aggressive – this piss poor example of a police officer just proved he is incapable of reacting responsibly – YES, the police department SHOULD be forced to pay for ALL medical expenses for the dogs. FIRE THIS IDIOT – HE JUST GAVE THE MINNEAOPLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT A HUGE BLACK EYE.

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  18. Bonnie Welch says:

    I AM SOOOOO SICK OF THESE DAMN COPS MURDERING DOGS. TRIGGER HAPPY POS SOBS!!!!!!THESE DOGS DID NO WRONG. THEY DID NOT CHARGE HIM……THEY DID NOTHING WRONG. HE SHOULD LOSE HIS JOB AND ROT IN HELL. DO LIFE IN PRISON WITH NO PAROLE. INMATES DO WHAT YOU WANT TO HIM. MAKE SURE HE PAYS EVERY DAMN DAY!!!! ALL OF THEM . NOT ONLY THIS PD…..THERE IS A TON OF THEM DOING THE SAME THING. THEY ALL NEED TO BE STOPPED!!!!!!! EVERYONE WHO HAS HAD YOUR DOG SHOT AND HURT OR MURDERED NEEDS TO GO AFTER THE COP INDIVIDUALLY AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS WELL. THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED!!!!!!

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  19. H.Simpell says:

    This is outrageous.One dog isn’t even moving and is shot,the other is standing wagging his tail and he is hit.Besides this gun happy fool being fired,I hope the owners sue the department for damages.This is happening so often it is bordering on being an epidemic.The bs line on “fear for your life ” is constantly disproved.Time for this crap to stop.

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