Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This is the moment a mum and her young daughter film a police officer shooting a tied dog on the pavement after arresting its owner for drug possession and the poor pooch yelps in agony.
The incident was filmed in the neighbourhood of Villa Fontana in the city of Tijuana in the north-western Mexican state of Baja California and was later widely circulated on social media.
In the footage, filmed by a scared mum and young daughter in their car, a dog is seen barking at two cops as it is tied to a small tree on the pavement.
After several moments, one of the officers draws his gun and points it at the barking dog.
A loud gunshot fills the air and the poor pooch is heard yelping as it struggles on the ground.
The young girl says: “They killed it!”
According police spokesman Carlos Betancourt Carrillo, the dog was tied to a tree while the officers arrested its owner for drug possession.
He added that the dog was not wearing a muzzle when the cops arrested its owner and that the unnamed man was uncooperative.
According to local media, the two officers in question have been temporarily suspended while the attorney general’s office carries out an investigation.
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