Bobbie Birkhimer said she couldn’t believe her ears when her son called and told her ‘the cops are here and they just shot the dog’.
Birkhimer said she raced home to find about six cop cars sitting in front of her home. When she got out of her car officers said they wanted to talk with her. Birkhimer asked, ‘who shot my dog?’ Birkhimer said that police Officer G. Salazar responded that he had.
When she asked, ‘Why, did she growl at you? Did she jump at you?’ Birkhimer said Salazar told her ‘No ma’am, but I’m not going to get bit by a dog!’
The bullet grazed the dog’s head, entered below its shoulder and exited its left front elbow.The dog lived, but may never be the same.
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