Now, the owners of the dog are outraged, and there seems little they can do about this very sad incident.
One of the owners told WAGA-TV: "When I opened the door I started screaming, I said this dog has been shot. I saw nothing but blood... he killed that dog. She added "It frustrated me because he was so quick to kill the dog."
The 2-year-old German Shepherd, named "Easy," was still chained up when the officer shot it. He later stated that he "felt threatened."
Even more agitating for the owners, though, was that the police officer was investigating the wrong home. He was supposed to be on the scene of a domestic disturbance call across the street.
"Why did you shoot my dog?... I did not call you," Easy's owner said she yelled at the police officer.
The officer was not placed on administrative leave and is back on the streets already, though internal affairs was apparently investigating.