A family living in a Roswell, Georgia, apartment complex is devastated after a maintenance worker fatally shot their German shepherd puppy, Luna. As reported by WRDW News, the maintenance worker entered the Mejia family’s Enclave at Roswell apartment unit on May 2 and encountered the eight-month-old puppy.
According to a police report, the maintenance worker claims that Luna chased him down the stairs and that he shot her in self-defense. Because of the worker’s claim, no charges were filed because the police have stated that he did nothing criminal.
Yordania Mejia, Luna’s owner, has stated that Luna was friendly and playful, and she questions the worker’s version of what happened. She tells the news agency:
“He was doing self-defense?” Mejia questioned. “[But] he had not been [bitten], he wasn’t scratched, his clothes were not torn apart.”
Questioning the man’s innocence:
“They told me they were sorry, and they had fired him. But if he was right on killing my dog, why did they fire him? That’s what I don’t understand,”
The apartment complex’s corporate owner, First Communities, has not issued a statement to the news agency about what happened.
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