Minneapolis man says police shot and killed his pit bull

Ronnie Guy said his 5-year-old pit bull, Mya, was just barking when a Minneapolis police officer opened fire, shooting Mya multiple times last Thursday while responding to a disturbance call he made.

A Minneapolis man said police shot and killed his dog in his own front yard multiple times last Thursday. Officers were called to the house and were met by a pit bull when they arrived. Ronnie Guy said his 5-year-old Mya was only barking when the officer apparently opened fire, but he still doesn't understand why.

Minneapolis police have not released a public statement on the alleged shooting. There is a police report that the department did not make available on Tuesday.

"It was like having a fourth daughter. I have 3 girls, and with Mya, it definitely made me feel like I have 4," Guy said.

Guy said he first called police after a family disturbance. When the officers arrived, he said Mya ran down to the edge of his yard, which is when he remembers an officer pulling his gun, Mya barking and hearing gunshots.

"She ran into my arms, into my porch, and at that point, she was fighting for her life."

Minneapolis police have yet to give their version of what happened, but Guy said the officer later approached Mya after the initial shot, which is when he unloaded his weapon on the dog, and his partner may have as well, according to Guy. Mya died an hour later. He is confused by the officers' alleged actions and said Mya posed no threat.

"Their guns never should have drawn on Mya, she wasn't approaching them in a threatening manner and she was in her yard," he said.

Guy said he just wants to know the name of the officer who shot his dog and in his words, ensure "justice is served."

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