Officer shoots dog; police release report and 911 calls

We're learning new details about the police shooting of a family dog in Chandler earlier this month.

The name of the Chandler Police officer, the police report, and the 911 calls have all been released.

It started with Chandler Police responding to 9-1-1 calls about two pit bulls fighting in the front yard, and it ended with an officer shooting and killing one of the dogs.

Police and the owners of the dog have different versions of what happened in between. The witnesses who called 911 described a bloody scene.

Caller: "Hello, I would like an officer... there's two pitbulls fighting viciously in our neighbor's front yard and bleeding."

This was one of the calls that eventually led to a Chandler Police officer opening fire, killing the family pit bull.

A man who happened to be driving in the neighborhood also called 911 asking for help.  Caller: "I'm sitting next to two pitbulls, there's blood everywhere, they are attacking two other dogs."

Both callers described the dogs as being enclosed, behind fences on the property.
Caller 1: "So they're inside the fence of the yard and not loose."
Caller 2: "They are locked on each other's mouths and it's pretty ugly."

Officer David Pilkington was one of two officers that responded to the call. According to police reports, Pilkington didn't know the fenced enclosures the dogs were in were locked. He says he sparked his taser to try and distract the dogs, another officer used his baton to try and push the dogs away from each other.

Neither tactic worked and the dogs continued to fight. Police say Officer Pilkington used his handgun to shoot the dog he described as the primary aggressor in the back of the head from 3-5 feet away.

"What did my dog pose to you, why not, what justified you shooting my dog in front of my 3-year-old daughter," said Javier. Robles was one of the dogs owners and captured cell phone video as he tried to question Pilkington about the shooting. He says the shooting was captured on surveillance video, and does not agree with the officers account of what happened. 
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