19 November 2010

Officer Gets Probation for Dog Park Shooting

From FOX45 Baltimore:
A federal officer has been given probation before judgment for shooting a Siberian Husky named Bear-Bear at a Severn dog park.

Keith Shepherd was convicted of misdemeanor animal cruelty and discharging his personal handgun near homes in the Quail Run community.

The judge gave him one year of unsupervised probation, 80 hours of community service and a $500 fine for the animal cruelty charge. Shepherd's record will be expunged if he meets the terms of his probation.

Shepherd claimed the husky was attacking his pet and threatening him and his wife.

Bear-Bear had to be euthanized after the Aug. 2 shooting.
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