A Cleveland County woman says she called a sheriff’s deputy for help, but when he arrived at her home, he shot and killed her dog without provocation.
Tara Harmon said she called 911 because of a domestic dispute with her boyfriend. She told Eyewitness News 5’s Carla Wade that when the deputy arrived, she asked him to wait a few minutes before going into her back bedroom so that she could put away her two dogs.
Harmon said the officer did not wait and when her 6-year-old dog Sophie came near the deputy, he pulled his weapon and shot and killed the dog. Sophie was a female blue heeler who had just recently had puppies.
Harmon said the bullet ricocheted off the ground and went through a wall in her kitchen. Her small children and elderly mother were in a room about 10 feet away.
A spokesperson for the Cleveland County Sheriffs Office said they are investigating.