Texas Officer Shooting at a Loose Dog Kills a Woman Instead!
We have no idea what's going on in Texas but this case right here is crazy!
Emergency calls received shortly after 5pm tonight by the Arlington, Texas police department reported a woman passed out between Cantor Drive and North Collins Street. The woman, later identified as the daughter of a fire department captain Margarita Brooks, 30, was lying in the grass with a small Labrador mix dog near her.
The dog seemed to be aggressive and that's when the officer decided to draw his weapon.
"Police said as the officer tried calling out to Brooks, the dog started to charge at the officer. Investigators said at that point, the officer shot at the dog multiple times.
Brooks was struck by a bullet from the officer's gun, investigators confirmed.
She died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.
The dog was also grazed by a bullet and is at the Arlington Animal Shelter."
As of right now the police department is preparing to pull the body-cam footage from the officers equipment and the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our prayers and condolences to Ms. Brooks family.