We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, tensions are already higher than they’ve ever been, the heated conversation around police brutality and race relations continues to grow, and not to mention we just had one of the most divisive elections we’ve ever seen, one that still isn’t even over yet. Whether it’s masks or football, politics or music, everybody argues about everything… and just when you’ve had enough, you read a heartbreaking story like this.
According to Fox 16, an investigator with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office is now being investigated himself after he fatally shot a family’s dog. And here’s the kicker… he wasn’t even at the right house.
James Freeman was looking for a sex offender went he went to the house of Chris Coiner by mistake. When Freemen entered the property, Coiner’s three-year-old dog Clide began to bark at him, at which point Freeman drew his gun, fired a shot, and killed Clide.
“My daughter was coming to the door and said somebody was in the driveway,” Coiner described. “Just a blue pickup, unmarked. Before I was even around the corner here, I heard a shot, and the officer had shot my dog right here in the yard for barking at him. My girlfriend watched it out the window, the dog was not attacking him, the dog was barking, in my yard, on private property.”
Coiner video taped the encounter as he confronted Freeman, in an understandable fit of rage. Meanwhile, you can hear other members of the family crying for their dog.
“You shot and killed my goddamn dog, you are a motherf*cker. Get off my property, you piece of motherfu*king sh*t. That dog ain’t never bit nobody… shoot my goddamn dog, you p*ssy.”
And the worst part, the investigator didn’t seem to care at all.
“I was livid, I was livid with feelings and he didn’t care one bit,” said Chris Coiner.
You can watch the video of the encounter below, but be warned, it’s hard to watch. I had a hard time even listening to it…
And this man had already been to 72 Autumn Hills. Why is he at my house shooting my dog