While responding a burglar alarm at the home of Russell and Hope Lane in Round Rock, Texas, police shot and killed the family dog, an 8-year old Rottweiler named Bullet.
The family’s surveillance video shows the home alarm system was accidentally set off when the front door was not shut all the way. Russell Lane de-activated the alarm from his cell phone, but police entered the home to investigate anyway.
Russell explained to KXAN News,
“They said they came in and said ‘Round Rock Police, Round Rock Police,’ they said they cleared this room, they cleared this room. My dog still hadn’t moved at that time, because he’s a real gentle dog,” Russel said. “They said they got here and one officer turned and looked to this room he looked this way and my dog was standing up on the futon…and they said at that time he jumped off the futon and they shot him seven, they shot him seven times, hitting him five times. But ironically, if they shot him here, there’s two bullet holes at the bottom of the baseboard where he usually lays.”
The Lanes believe police entered their home and murdered their baby, the dog they’ve loved since he was only 8-weeks old, without cause.
A “Beware of Dog” sign was posted at the Lane home before police entered.