JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local family is grieving for their beloved dog that was shot and killed by JSO.
Police say they were responding to the call when the animal charged them. The family says their animal was peaceful and officers went too far. "There were two officers in the yard and said they shot my dog," said the dog's owner.
The local women didn't want her identity known, but she wanted everyone to know that her dog Lacy is dead and she blames JSO. "That was my mother's protection," said the dog's owner.
According to the police report, JSO responded to an unverified 911 call early Sunday morning. The dog's owner says it came from her daughter who had a question. "What do you do if there's a weapon you find, then she hung up," said the dog's owner.
The women says her daughter hung up because she was nervous. But officers were on the way, and minutes later gunshots rang out. The dog owner says JSO fired 15 times, hitting the dog six times and even her home. "They said the dog charged at them," said the dog's owner.
But her one question is why did officers have to kill the dog. The police report claims the dog aggressively charged at two officers. We emailed the JSO public information officer three times asking for more information. Their response was, "There is nothing to go on camera to say. You have everything in regards to the incident. Until the case is reviewed it is considered ongoing."
But for this dog lover, that's not enough. Her dog house sits empty and she feels her loss is unjustified. "No violence whatsoever," said the dog's owner.
A spokesperson for JSO tells Action News that every use of force incident is reviewed. As for the dog's owner, she says she'll be getting another dog.