Georgia Police Officers Go to Wrong House, Shoot Unarmed Man and Kill His Dog; 3 Officers Placed on Administrative Leave

The three DeKalb County officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.  WSBTV SCREENSHOT
The three DeKalb County officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
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On Monday evening DeKalb County, Ga. police officers were responding to a burglary call when they arrived at the wrong house. In a matter of minutes the officers managed to shoot the unarmed homeowner, killed his dog and wounded one of their own.

“I hear Leah screaming, I see Chris walking out, ‘They just shot me, they just shot me, and they killed my dog’,” neighbor Tama Colson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. “So I got him to lay down, took my shirt off and rendered first aid. And Chris just kept saying, ‘Why did they shoot me? Why did they shoot my dog?'”

According to the Journal-Constitution, around 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Chris McKinley, his wife Leah and his 1-year-old daughter were watching the movie Serendipity when the family’s dog, a female boxer, began barking. McKinley got up to see what was upsetting the dog. What he didn’t know is that, according to reports, officers who were supposed to be at the house at the end of the cul-de-sac in McKinley neighborhood, had entered into a screened in porch area of his property through “a reportedly unlocked screen door,” according to a GBI report.

McKinley walked into the area with his dog and the officers reportedly opened fire.

“He says, ‘I opened the door to see what the dogs were barking at, and I see black uniforms and I hear pop-pop-pop-pop’,” Colson told the Journal-Constitution.

The 36-year-old was shot in the leg and his dog was killed and an officer, identified as Travis Jones was also wounded by another officer in the shooting, the Journal-Constitution reports.

According to the newspaper, McKinley was treated and released from a local hospital and declined to speak with the newspaper. Officer Jones, was listed in “serious but stable condition.” Jones, and two other officers – Quhanna Lloyd and Timothy Harden — have all been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

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Source: The Root |  STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.

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