Regina Police say a member of its canine unit shot someoneâ€™s dog that became aggressive.
Officers were preparing for a canine training session in an open field on Wednesday afternoon when a man stopped his vehicle in the area.
Police say an officer, who didnâ€™t have a police dog with him, approached the man and asked him to leash his dogs or take them to another location.
They say the officer became concerned as one of the off-leash dogs became aggressive so he pulled out his pistol and shot the dog.
Lance Murphy, the dogâ€™s owner, says the officer over-reacted and had no reason to shoot Misty, his American Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Murphy says Misty is a sweet pet.
â€śMy dog has got a ball in its mouth and the cop shoots my dog when my dog comes near him,â€ť Murphy said.
Murphy says Misty was shot once, but the officer fired multiple shots in her direction.
â€śHe didnâ€™t need to do everything that he did.â€ť
Police say they are investigating the shooting. (The Canadian Press, CTV Regina)