A young dog, who was roaming, without supervision, was shot and killed by a police officer in Port Chester, N.Y., reported Sunday's West Chester News 12.
The one-year-old, yellow Labrador retriever, named "Marley," was shot after local police responded to a call on Thursday afternoon about unleashed dogs who were roaming the area; according to a family member who spoke with a reporter, the pup did not die immediately.
Marley belonged to Justo Cabrera, who admitted to News 12 that he had been cited in the past for allowing his dogs to wander unsupervised; following Thursday's incident, Cabrera was issued a citation for owning a dangerous dog.
Neighbors who knew the young dog have stated that he was not aggressive and they are dismayed at the apparent use of excessive force.
An official statement from the police department has not yet been released.
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