Off-duty Secret Service agent kills a dog in Brooklyn: 'She scared a cop'

Off-duty Secret Service agent kills a dog in Brooklyn: 'She scared a cop'
Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1213194145 New York City - October 26, 2018: Members of the NYPD counter terrorism department responding to a suspicious package found at a post office in New York City.

On Monday night in Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace neighborhood, an off-duty U.S. Secret Service agent fatally shot a dog — and a spokesperson for the agency, according to NBC News, is indicating that the agent believed he acted in self-defense.

“An off-duty Secret Service employee was involved in the shooting of an unrestrained and aggressive canine in Brooklyn, NY yesterday,” the spokesperson officially stated — adding that the incident is being investigated.

Law enforcement services told NBC 4 (NBC’s television affiliate in New York City) that the agent opened fire on the dog after it barked at him and charged at him. However, NBC News Elisha Fieldstadt has reported, “It appears the dog was on a leash.”

A cell phone video showed the animal’s body covered by a white sheet on the sidewalk.

The dog’s owner, who was not identified by name, told the New York Daily News, “She scared a cop who was walking home. He shot her, and she’s dead.”


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