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A Coeur d’Alene, Idaho police officer fatally shot what he described as a “vicious pit bull” yesterday morning.
However, the dog’s owner says his dog, 2-year old Arfie, is neither a pit bull or vicious. He’s a well-mannered gentle Black Lab. What’s more, the dog was contained inside his owner’s vehicle, behind closed doors, when the officer shot the dog through the driver’s side window.
“If my dog is barking and wondering who’s peering through the windows he doesn’t care if you’re a cop, an attorney, or President Bush. He doesn’t know any difference,” Arfie’s owner, Craig Jones told KREM2 News.
The officer was responding to a call about a suspicious van. Earlier reports of someone watching young children from inside a white van prompted owners of a coffee shop to call police. When the officer approached the van, gun drawn, Arfie began barking and lunging toward the window. That’s when the officer fired a single shot, through the window, hitting Arfie in the chest.
Jones was inside the coffee shop when his dog was shot.
The suspected child predator is still on the loose.