We have another dog shooting by an officer who went to the wrong house on a call. Albert Morales and his brother Hector Serna were awoken by a San Antonio officer banging on a window of their home before dawn. The officer was at the wrong house in responding to a call about a deceased person. As almost an afterthought, according to Morales, the officer said that he might want to check out his dog.
The actual call was from a house blocks away on another street with a different house number. Morales said that after 20 minutes when the officer was leaving, the officer mentioned that he might want to check his dog. According to Morales the officer explained “he trotted up to me after I turned the corner, came to my feet and I shot him.” The officer allegedly said that when the pit bull failed to get back when ordered to do so, he shot the animal. Morales says that the officer admitted that the dog did not growl at him.
The pit bull was shot down through the mouth but survived — though it will have to be on a liquid diet and wear a cone and muzzle for weeks of recovery.
The family wants the police to pay the hundreds of dollars in vet bills, but the police have not indicated whether they will pay. There is also no indication of an investigation into the allegation that the officer admitted that he shot a dog that was neither growling nor attacking.