According to Friday's News 12 New Jersey, a dog in Newark, N.J., was shot and killed after police officers entered the wrong yard while searching for someone who was wanted for questioning.
The dog who was killed, a two-year-old, French mastiff named "Mula," had been let out to the fenced yard by her guardian, Bryan Smith, on Friday morning; Smith believed that the police had already left the area.
The Newark police officer who shot the dog has defended the action, stating that Mula barked and charged at them.
Mula was not immediately killed, but the bullet hit her spleen and she was humanely euthanized at the Associated Humane Society.
An internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting on Pennsylvania Ave. is currently underway.
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