Residents in Chester, Penn., are up in arms over multiple shots which were recently fired at two dogs who were fighting just outside of a high school.
According to Tuesday's Daily Mail, the Chester Police were called after a stray dog jumped into the back of a truck which was stopped at a light last Friday. A dog already in the vehicle was engaged in a fight with the stray and nobody was able to break them up.
The two responding officers broke up the fight between the quarreling dogs with their guns.
A witness to the drama captured the entire scene with a cell phone camera.
In the footage, the first officer can be seen shooting the dogs five times with a handgun; the screams of the mortally wounded dogs can be heard over the din of the disturbed witnesses watching the horrible scene.
The second officer walked up with a shotgun, shooting one last time, killing both dogs who were involved in the fight.
Those who were there firsthand, along with individuals who have viewed the video, are questioning why lethal force was used on the dogs, as well as why so many shots were fired in the middle of the day, right in front of a school, without securing the area first.
The man who took the video, Tehran Freeman, told NBC 10 News:
"I thought them as the police should be held to a higher standard and would have some type of procedure for breaking it up than actually pulling out your pistols in front of the high school."
"It wasn't secure at all, I know bullets can ricochet and anything else - you're trying to shoot two animals in the back of a metal vehicle, that bullet can go anywhere."
Click here to watch the video - warning, graphic.
Police have indicated that the incident is being investigated.
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