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- The sergeant used his service weapon on the animal, who was shot and rushed to an area animal hospital where she later died.
The family of a Rottweiler dog is looking for answers it was shot and killed by an officer after it allegedly escaped its Hallandale Beach home and charged after the cop.
Hallandale Beach Police say the incident took place outside the home Sunday night in the 300 block of Southwest 9th Street. According to police, the dog named Luna was barking at a sergeant when it escaped through an open gate and allegedly charged at the officer.
The sergeant used his service weapon on the animal, who was shot and rushed to an area animal hospital where she later died.
“We’re trying to find answers because it was a dog that was very sweet, very playful,” said Luna’s owner, Isabella Espinosa. The inside joke was that we had the worst guard dog because she would not do anything.”
Police are investigating the case and examining body cam video from the officer, while not releasing any information on if the sergeant has been placed on leave t this time.