DeKalb cop goes to wrong house, shoots family pet

ATLANTA — DeKalb County police say an officer responded to the wrong address, where he shot the family pet to death.

WSB-TV reports that a DeKalb County officer went to a home on Silva Court around 9 p.m. Tuesday in response to a domestic dispute call with a possibly armed person.

The officer who showed up at the wrong address said the family’s German shepherd lunged at him, so he killed the dog. The recently rescued animal was chained in the garage when the shooting happened.

Homeowner Anthony Currie said the officer also pointed his gun at him and told him to put his hands up.

DeKalb police Lt. Dane Cunningham said police later determined the address the officer was looking for was actually across the street.

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