Off-Duty Secret Service Agent Guns Down Leashed Dog In Brooklyn

Written by on January 14, 2020

An off-duty Secret Service agent in Brooklyn shot and killed a canine sporting a leash in a Brooklyn neighborhood Monday evening, the federal government company confirmed to HuffPost.

The Secret Service, in a press release to The Each day Beast, initially described the canine as “unleashed.” However a photographer for The New York Each day Information snapped a photograph shortly after the incident that confirmed the slain canine ― reportedly a feminine Belgian Shepard ― lined by a white sheet with a leash protruding from it.

In a press release to HuffPost on Tuesday, the Secret Service described the canine as “unrestrained and aggressive” however didn’t use the phrase “unleashed.”

“As that is an ongoing investigation, the Secret Service won’t have additional remark,” based on the assertion.

Requested to make clear whether or not the canine was sporting a leash, a Secret Service spokesperson instructed HuffPost: “Respectfully, we all know that the canine was sporting a leash, however there was no proprietor current on the time of the incident.”

The taking pictures came about round 10 p.m. within the Brooklyn neighborhood of Windsor Terrace close to Prospect Park, reported the Each day Information. The agent, who has not been publicly recognized, instructed police that the canine charged at him, reported The New York Occasions.

“She scared a cop who was strolling dwelling,” the canine’s proprietor stated, based on the Each day Information. “He shot her and he or she’s lifeless.”

Walter Blankenship, the steady grasp on the Kensington Steady, situated throughout the road from the place the incident unfolded, instructed the Each day Information that he witnessed the taking pictures.

“There was a man and a lady and one other man. A gunshot went off, only one,” Blankenship stated. “The [dog’s owner] was cursing and ranting on the different man, ‘I can’t f―-ing consider you let the gun go off.’”

The New York Police Division directed a request for remark to the Secret Service. Because the Occasions famous, a 2011 report from the Justice Division discovered that almost all of officer-involved taking pictures incidents within the U.S. concerned animals, most of which had been canine.

“Violence & mendacity have gotten so disastrously informal,” Democratic New York Metropolis Council Member Brad Lander tweeted in response to stories that the Secret Service initially claimed that the canine was unleashed.

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