Family pet shot in the head by plainclothes cops searching at wrong address



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ERIE COUNTY, NY — (EXCLUSIVE) — A family was traumatized when gun-wielding police officers walked onto their quiet property and shot their dog in the head while looking for a man who did not live there.

Megan Shimburski, 25, was spending a quiet afternoon with her children at her parents’ countryside East Concord residence on July 25, 2014.

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It was a normal day, she said, which involved watching her 5-year-old daughter play behind the house with their dog, as her infant son lied in a playpen inside the house.

Ms. Shimburski’s parents, John Shimburski and Martha Spaulding, were not at home when the day turned to chaos.


At around 2:00 p.m., Ms. Shimburski recalled that she ducked inside the house for a moment to use the restroom.

She became alerted to something occurring when the family’s two dogs began barking; one was inside and one was outside the house.

Ms. Shimburski said that she looked out the window and saw two vehicles parked outside — a car and an SUV — along with unidentified men, one of whom had a gun drawn.

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Panicked, she rushed outside toward danger to attend to her daughter, Makenna, who was accompanied by “Lady,” a 2-year-old Brindle Pit Bull.

“I heard 2 shots fired, and Lady yelp, and my daughter scream,” Ms. Shimburski told Police State USA.

The armed stranger had just shot the family’s beloved pet in the head, with Makenna standing “20 feet behind [the dog] in the exact same direction.”

“He then proceeded to continue walking up the hill with his gun raised, and I screamed at him not to shoot his gun again,” she added.

Ms. Shimburski says that there was no clear indication of who the intruders were; there were no markings on the vehicles and the three men were not in uniforms.

She described them as dressed in “business attire” — definitely not uniforms.

“I stated that I was going to call the police, and that’s when they said, ‘We are the Erie County Police,’” Ms. Shimburski recalled.

The men then began to request to enter her parents’ home.

Ms. Shimburski declined, and tended to her children and dogs.

Lady was bleeding profusely.

Makenna was cowering nearby crying, “The man shot Lady. He shot my dog.”

As Ms. Shimburski took her daughter inside, she discovered that two of the self-described “officers” had already entered her parents’ home, after she had explicitly told them to stay out.

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    Cops are nothing more than thugs with badges and guns.

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    Felons with badges and guns need hemp neckties….

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      kiss my big fat ass pal!! I have a pit and he’s the best dog I’ve ever had. He only know’s to protect his master’s. Cop’s will take ANYTHING AND ANYONE’S life they choose, they are nut’s!!! Way more than half of them are anyway. Police brutality is all over the place now, matter o fact, I see it way more than I see pit bull attacks in the media, why do you think that?! Cop’s are a fucking joke these day’s, You need to wake up!!

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