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Family Mourns After Dog Shot By Clarksville Officer

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.- A Clarksville family  has asked for answers after their beloved pet was shot dead by a police officer.

Judy Allen said her 5-year-old Brendal Pit-bull "Bonnie" was shot and killed by a Clarksville Police officer looking for a runaway near her maple street home.

"He just stood there and was like I'm sorry, I'm sorry," said Allen.

"Bonnie" was in her yard and attached to her chain when she was shot. Allen said the dog might have startled the officer, but she still doesn't consider that enough reason to shoot the animal.

"He might have come around the corner she could have come around there too and could have scared him. I don't know what happened, but I don't think it was a reasonable cause," she said.

The Clarksville Police department has not commented on the incident other than to say there was an ongoing internal investigation.

In the meantime, Allen set up a tribute in honor of her pet.

"They need to really be more careful. Just because they're animals don't mean that they're not sentimental to people and very dear to their heart," said Allen.

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