Police Shoot Former Marine's Service Dog

An aggressive service dog?


A Dacono man, who says he suffers from PTSD after multiple tours of duty in the Marine Corps, is upset after police shot his service dog Sunday night.

"I was right here in the grass. He probably just got curious and wandered out there," said James Vester, who says his service dog of three years escaped out through an open fence at his home.

Minutes later, Vester heard a gunshot.

"Blood was coming out of his chest," Vester said.

He said he saw his dog Mongo trailing blood as he returned to him. Mongo had gone down the street and around the corner when police received word of a loose dog.