“[Jason Robershaw] heard a knock at the back door of his residence, followed by a bark, then finally a gunshot.” When he ran outside, he found an officer standing over Smokey, who was bleeding out of his mouth.

Robershaw said, “The officer had no right to come on my private property and shoot my dog, which was on a leash. The dog was doing what it’s supposed to do. It is the protector of this house. He was my best friend, so I don’t want this to go away quietly.”

The police officer was there to investigate a stolen ladder.

He had come to the wrong address.