Owners Raise Questions Over Alleged Police Shooting Of Dog

 

 

Apollo the dog shot by police (Facebook)

 

 

 

” A family dog was allegedly shot and killed in front of a 6-year-old girl by a police officer in southwest suburban Hometown Friday afternoon.

  The dog’s owners said their one-year-old German Shepherd mix, named Apollo, had run out the front door of their house on the 8700 block of Beck Place around 2:20 p.m. and had returned to the front lawn when police arrived.

” I walked over and I tried to call him inside. The police officer had his gun out already,” said Nicole Echlin, one of the dog’s owners. Her 6-year-old daughter walked with her.

” He started showing his teeth — that’s when the officer shot him,” said Echlin, 27. “I didn’t know that was going to happen.”

  Echlin then grabbed her daughter, who had fallen to the ground crying, and rushed her inside.”

 

 

Readers may show their support for Apollo and voice their outrage at the Facebook page “Justice For Apollo” .

 

 

Chicago Tribune