BY NATALIE HEE
MISSOURI CITY, Texas– Days after her dog Chapo was shot and killed by a Missouri City Police officer, Lizzethe Pedregon is searching for answers.
“I wouldn’t want other children to feel what my kids feel. I think that’s what has hurt the most is to have to tell the kids, ‘hey Chapo’s not coming back,’” Pedregon said.
Pedregon said the American Bully Pitbull did nothing to provoke the officer.
“We didn’t hear him bark. We didn’t hear him growl. We didn’t hear anything for us to turn around and see that something was going on,” Pedregon said.
When officers responded to a noise complaint at the Pedregon’s home Friday night, the family said they didn’t hear a knock or see any police lights while they were sitting in the backyard barbecuing. Instead, all they heard was a single gunshot and turned around to see that Chapo had been shot in the head.