The family of a pit bull who was shot and killed by a police officer, while inside of his own fenced yard, earlier this year in Baltimore, Md., has filed suit against city police department, reported Monday's ABC 2 News.
The dog's guardian, Stacey Fields, is seeking $450,000 and attorney fees, for the January 1 shooting which claimed the life of "Kincaid," the family's three-year-old dog.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Kincaid was shot three times - twice in the head and once in his body.
A police officer wound up inside of the family's fenced yard while chasing a domestic dispute suspect.
The officer who killed Kincaid claims that it was for his own protection, but Kincaid's guardian claims that her dog was only barking at the officer; the dog was allegedly just two feet away from his owner at the time that he was killed.
Fields and her stepfather, Ed Augustine, claim that after Kincaid was killed, officers joked about the death and offered congratulations on "marksmanship."
Support for the slain dog's family continues to grow on the Kincaid. Killed by Baltimore City Police Facebook page which currently has over 10,000 followers.
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