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In a police video that recently surfaced on YouTube, a Missouri officer responding to a neighborhood complaint attempts to capture a restrained bulldog, then appears to give up and simply shoot the animal, once in the chest and once in the head.
The dog's owner, Marcus Mays of LaGrange, Missouri, was ultimately fined a total of $150 for failing to register his dog and for not muzzling a "vicious animal." Video of the dog's death was not played at the trial, according to published reports, so a friend of the owner put it online as a "cry for help."
"The nearly 10-minute video, shot from a camera apparently located inside a police vehicle, is posted on YouTube and shows the dog standing in front of a mobile home, tied to the home with a chain or rope," the Quincy Herald-Whig reported. "The dog, which appears to be a bulldog, does not offer any resistance and allows an officer to put a leash on it."
Moments later the animal, named Cammie, barks at officers and struggles to avoid a hook attached to a long, metal rod. Once police stopped trying to snare the animal, it laid down quietly. Upon second attempt, police successfully restrain Cammie, who struggles but then stands motionless, looking away from the officers.
That's when LaGrange Police Officer Doug Howell drew his weapon, aimed and fired a single round into Cammie's chest, dropping the dog immediately. Shortly thereafter she began wagging her tail, so the officer put another bullet in her head.
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