ADAMS COUNTY, CO – Sheriff’s deputies forced their way into Jeff Fisher’s business while responding to the wrong address of an alarm report. As the deputies forced the door open Fisher’s 8-year-old Border collie mix Ziggy, ran out the door, prompting the deputies to shot him 3 times, killing him at the scene.
Fisher who is still distraught over watching his best friend shot before his eyes stated, "He turned to come back to me. And the police officer opened fire. He ran past the police officer at the door. He just wanted to see who it was. And the police officer shot him 3 times!” “I’m yelling 'You shot my dog. You shot my dog.' And the police officer says 'You need to calm down. You can get a new dog,"
"That dog was my best friend," Fisher continued. "They never informed they were police officers. They shot him on a concrete slab. It's never going to be the same. I raised that guy since he was 6 weeks old."
"Ziggy's not going to jump on my bed anymore," Fisher stated through his tears. “The alarm they were sent to investigate was next door.”
"I don't understand how you shoot a dog three times that's not aggressive," Fisher stated. "All he wanted to do was play."
"What is going on? This is becoming an epidemic in Colorado," Edwards asked.
A viral video that was released in November shows Commerce City police officer Robert Price shooting Chloe 5 times when she was already restrained.
Price faces a felony charge of animal cruelty and his arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Price is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal case against him.
"There is something very wrong in these departments and something has got to be done about it. They're taking our family members," Edwards stated.
Edwards continued, “Killing a family pet is a fourth-amendment violation."
Edwards advocates, additional training for police officers in dealing with unknown pets.
"The people of Colorado should be outraged," Edwards stated.
Fisher filed a complaint against Adams County and has sought to preserve evidence in the case, Edwards ended.
Both deputies involved in the shooting are still on duty.
Fisher plans to file a lawsuit.
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