Family demands answers after deputy shoots dog

Posted at 5:43 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 07:59:46-05

ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. - An Owasso mother said her children came home from church to find their family dog bleeding from a gunshot wound on their front porch Wednesday night. A note from the Rogers County Sheriff's Office was attached to the door.

"The deputy came on to my property when nobody was home," said Angie. "When my German Shepherd did his job and approached the officer barking, the officer shot him."

Angie has home surveillance video that shows the incident. Three hours lapsed from the time the deputy shot Bruno to the time her children were dropped off from church.

Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said his deputy was investigating a crime in the area when he felt threatened by the dog. Walton said he used his gun to protect himself.

"Senseless brutality against my dog," said Angie.

Bruno is being treated at an animal hospital.

Laymon said so many people have already come forward wanting to help with Bruno's expenses and to help save his leg.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page for Bruno. You can go to their page here: 

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