San Antonio police have yet to explain why one of their officers shot a little Chihuahua named Trixie who had escaped from its yard Monday, making its way into a neighbor’s yard across the street to play with their dog.
Several witnesses say the cop shot the dog from outside the fence, leaving it dead in the grass with no explanation.
Police say they have a record of a cop being at that house, but would not elaborate as to who he was, what he was doing there and why would he shoot the dog.
According to KSAT 12.
“I was laying on the couch, and I hear this pop, gunshot,” Dukes said. “Certainly, I’m concerned. My daughter is on the porch. I hollered at her to get inside because I’m thinking that there’s something big going on.”
But the concern turned to confusion when Dukes’ daughter, Maryann, ran inside and told him what she said happened across the street.
“Out of nowhere I hear a pop, and that little dog couldn’t have done anything. It didn’t bark, it didn’t do anything, it wasn’t a threat, it was a tiny Chihuahua,” she said.
Maryann Duke said Trixie was shot by a uniformed officer with the San Antonio Police Department on the other side of the fence.
Lopez said the dog got out Monday and went into the neighbor’s yard across the street to play with their dog. They later received the horrifying news about their beloved pet, but it wasn’t from SAPD.
“They didn’t come and notify us. They didn’t come and say nothing. You know, come and get your dog or anything. The cops just literally came and shot him, and that’s because my neighbors told us. Otherwise we would have never known.”
San Antonio police also did not call animal control as they are required to do after killing dogs.