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Two dogs shot after police officer pursues suspect inside of fenced yard

Alfred was shot and killed in his backyard
Alfred was shot and killed in his backyard
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According to Monday's News, a police officer, who entered a family's backyard, shot two dogs in Mobile, Ala.

The incident, which took place last Friday, claimed the life of one dog, and injured another dog who was shot in the ear.

Officer Kevin Kelly had been searching for a man who was suspected of trespassing at the time that he entered the backyard of Lynn and Mark Yeager.

The Yeagers' two dogs, Alfred and Bovidea, had been sleeping on the porch when Officer Kelly entered their yard; the dogs barked at the stranger and he fired two shots, killing Alfred and injuring Bovidea.

Mark Yeager told WKRG News:

Common sense will tell you to knock on the door of the residence and let them know that there was some people running around that could be dangerous. If they had done that then at that point in time I would have told them never to come into my backyard or I could've got the dogs inside where they belong in their kennels, and everything would have been fine,"

Kelly, a six year veteran of the Mobile Police Department, was involved in another shooting in February; he was found to be justified in that incident.

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