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UPDATE: Officer Who Shot Dog At Park To Be Charged

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From The Associated Press

Anne Arundel County prosecutors plan to charge a civilian Army police officer with two misdemeanors in the fatal shooting of a Siberian husky in a Severn dog park.

The shooting of the dog, known as Bear-Bear, prompted widespread outrage, and County Executive John Leopold pressed county police for a full investigation.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Keith Shepherd of Severn will be charged with animal cruelty and discharging a firearm within 100 feet of an occupied structure. The firearm charge carries a maximum of six months in jail, and there’s a maximum 90-day term on the animal cruelty charge. Both could also result in a $1,000 fine.

Shepherd’s attorney has said Bear-Bear attacked Shepherd’s dog and that his client fired his gun to defend his dog, himself and his wife.


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Kenn Bell
11 years ago

On every Army base is a police station with civilian police officers. They keep the peace on bases.

Jennifer
Jennifer
11 years ago

What is a “civilian Army police officer”? That description makes no sense to me! Glad he’s getting charged, regardless…

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