An officer approached a man’s house to ask about “a car parked nearby with a license plate registered to a woman wanted on an arrest warrant.”

Kenny Schoff came outside with his dog, Rosco, to speak with the oficer. When Rosco began to bark, the officer immediately drew his gun and fired three shots.

In total, the puppy was shot six times: three on the porch, twice on the porch steps, and once in the head after the family asked he be put out of misery.

The officer said that the dog was attempting to bite him, and that, after he shot him three times, the dog continued to attack. This is why it required six bullets to kill a ten-month old dog.

As always: “The police department has cleared the officer of any wrongdoing, claiming he had no other option but to protect himself.”