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Nampa police release video (warning, graphic content)
police released this video Wednesday of what happened when an officer
shot and killed a pit bull/mastiff mix while trying to do a welfare
check at a home earlier this week. The light colored dog is the pit
bull/mastiff. The dark colored dog is a pit bull/Chesapeake mix.
Idaho — Footage from a body-worn camera has led a dog owner to make a
heartfelt apology to the officer who fatally shot his pit bull.
incident began Monday night when police responded to a welfare check at
a Nampa home, KTVB reported. Seconds after an officer knocked,
announcing their arrival, two dogs charged through the doorway.
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the video, an officer moves backward before shooting one of the dogs, a
mastiff-pit bull mix. Anthony O'Hare, its owner, was next to arrive on
"I came running out the door, and I saw my wife with
my dog, laying on the ground," O'Hare said. "She's flipping out.
Everybody's flipping out."
At a Wednesday press conference, the
officer's belt was displayed, which showed bite marks on his can of OC
spray. During the press conference, KTVB showed a stunned O'Hare the
police video of what happened.
"To me, it sounded like you saw
the dog, he came up, he came down, then you shot him," said O'Hare,
speaking to the officer. "But...I would've done the same thing. I swear I
In a Facebook poll, most viewers agreed the officer did the right thing.
sorry from the bottom of my heart that that police officer had to deal
with that," O'Hare said. "I'm sorry, I'm really sorry. I wish I could
take it back.
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