The policeman fired at a miniature bull terrier named "Colonel". It happened Saturday when an officer was writing a ticket to the dog's owner for partially parking on the sidewalk.
A neighbor alerted the owner he was getting a ticket. When he came outside the dog ran toward the officer. "One slug hit it in the leg and the other splintered and went into his abdomen" says Al Phillips, Colonel's owner. "He shot the dog and then he just quite calmly continued to write the ticket like nothing had happened to him."
A witness aid he heard the officer ask twice for the owner to get the dog before firing. The owner says the dog wasn't violent, just wagging his tail. "If we're going to pull guns and open fire at 3:30 on a Saturday afternoon this city has much bigger problems than we're even aware of" says Morgan Phillips, Al's daughter.
The cop issued another citation for having an unleashed dog. The puppy is expected to survive.