An Arkansas police officer was let go after he was caught on camera shooting a chihuahua in the face!
According to Fox 16, Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals fired Keenan Wallace after he used his firearm against a small dog named Reeses, while responding to a call about an aggressive dog at an apartment complex. The disturbing footage, which was posted on many social media sites, shows Wallace speaking with a homeowner while two small dogs run around the yard. Reeses begins to bark, the deputy shoots the dog and the dog yelps in pain.
“I was notified Friday of an incident involving Deputy Keenan Wallace. Deputy Wallace fired his service weapon that injured an animal while in close proximity to a citizen. I believe there were numerous opportunities to de-escalate the incident, “ reads a statement from Tim Ryals on the County Sheriff’s Facebook page announcing Wallace’s termination.
“Our Department is saddened about this incident and apologizes for any distress and disappointment this incident has caused anyone who was affected by this disheartening event. We will keep Reeses in our thoughts through the recovery process,” continues the post.
Prosecutors are reviewing the situation to determine if criminal charges will be put in place, Ryals said. According to Reeses’ GoFundMe page, he survived the shooting but has a shattered jaw. The page has raised over its goal of $14,000 as of Monday morning. A man named Doug will be taking ownership of Reeses when he recovers. He was caring for the dog ever since it was abandoned by its original owners, per the page.
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