According to the police officer, Bubba, described as a pit bull mix, was aggressive and would not back away. As a result of his protective nature, he was shot and killed.
Fox 5 Vegas News reports that the officers were in the area investigating a report of possible gun shots or fireworks. Apparently the officers were looking for the source of those sounds within the same back yard that Bubba was in.
According to Patino, the police entered his fenced backyard without letting him know.
The officer defended the shooting, stating that he had no choice.
Metro police Lt. Dan Zehnder told Fox 5 News that aggressive animals should be restrained and noted that a child could have entered the yard and been hurt.
Patino counters that his dogs were in their own yard and that they should have been free to roam within the confines of that yard.
Patino also states that his dog was not aggressive, and describing him as "family," stating:
"He wasn't just a pet. He was family to us,"
Bubba's family is contacting a lawyer to see how to proceed.
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