A Lorain police officer is under investigation following a shooting July 2 of a dog at the corner of Eighth Street and Oberlin Avenue.
Three and a half-year-old Dixie, a Labrador retriever mix, escaped from the house and the family was trying to retrieve her as the officer was driving past.
Brittany Kaspirek, daughter of dog owner Tammie Kerns, said Dixie had gotten out and the officer called her toward him.
Kaspirek said that while the officer was about 25 feet away, he pulled out his gun and shot the dog once in the leg.
As she began trying to run away, the officer shot the dog three more times on the sidewalk, the woman said.
The dog died on the sidewalk.
There is body cam footage if you can stomach it.
He executed yellow lab.
There is no justification for that.
Even if the first shot was plausibly justified, the last three were not.
I honestly hope karma makes him eat it in a traffic stop. No, I will not back down for that.