Paul Joseph Watson | InfoWars

Police gunned down a one-year-old dog as its owner, a 6-year-old girl, watched on in horror. The dog was shot in the head as it stood on the family’s front lawn because the animal “started showing his teeth.”

RELATED: Cop Tries to Shoot Dog, Ends Up Shooting Himself

The 6-year-old’s mother, Nicole Echlin, said their shepherd-mix Apollo had returned to the property in Hometown, a suburb of Chicago, after briefly going missing on Friday afternoon but that police arrived soon afterwards with guns drawn.

“He started showing his teeth – that’s when the officer shot him,” said Echlin, adding that her daughter immediately fell to the ground and began screaming.

Neighbor and witness Ayo Nicco Torres said that the dog had no history of aggression and wasn’t barking when police arrived.

“The dog wasn’t dead, he was kicking its legs like it was trying to run while he was laying on the lawn. Ten minutes later still laying there breathing. Sickest thing I’ve ever seen… In my opinion it just wasn’t necessary,” said Torres.

The pet was rushed to an animal welfare hospital but died from its injuries on Saturday morning. Hometown Police announced that they were investigating the incident but refused to comment.

RELATED: Cops Slam Dad’s Face Into Concrete, Choke Him Until He Dies (RAW VIDEO)

“I don’t know why they would pull out a gun they had so many other options,” said Echlin’s sister Kristy Scialabba. “And to shoot a dog in front of a child that’s going to scare her for the rest of her life.”

The family has set up a Facebook page called ‘Justice For Apollo’ in response to the tragic incident.

Meanwhile in a separate incident, a German Shepherd in DeKalb County, Ga. was shot in the throat by cops who were responding to an emergency call.

–> Continue reading.

If you haven't already, be sure to like our Filming Cops Page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Please visit our sister site Smokers ONLY

Sign Up To Receive Your Free E-Book
‘Advanced Strategies On Filming Police’

About author

Filming Cops
Filming Cops 5618 posts

Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse. The aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.

You might also like