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Teen found guilty in fatal shooting of police canine

Teen convicted in fatal police canine shooting
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According to WPBF News, a teen involved in the fatal shooting of a Florida Highway Patrol Officer's retired police canine, was found guilty by a jury on Friday.

Ivins Rosier, who was 16-years-old when the crime was committed in Nov. 2012, was tried as an adult. Rosier, and two other teens, broke into the trooper's Greenacres home and shot his German shepherd, whose name was "Drake."

The dog survived the shooting, but had to be euthanized a several days later because the damage from the four gunshots was too severe. The teens admitted that they had broken into the home with the intent to steal guns - Drake was shot after he tried to defend his guardian's property.

Rosier was on house-arrest at the time that he broke into the trooper's home and shot Drake; he was wearing an ankle-monitor...something which should have notified the authorities that he had left his home.

Rosier could face up to 50 years in prison at sentencing.

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