Shot Pitbull Owner Disputes Police Claims
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A Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a pit bull Friday night.
The dog's owner disputes claims by police that the dog was threatening them.
Corporal John Helfer says deputies were sent to Gary Brockler's Perinton neighborhood around 11:30 p.m for a house party. The officers say when they got to his home to ask him to move his car, an aggressive, loose pit bull came at them. It was shot and killed.
Gary Brockler, the dog’s owner said, "This dog was well trained, he was a great dog, he was a lover, he didn't have any aggression. We used to have little Chihuahua's that would come and bite at him and he would back away. Like he doesn't, he didn't have a mean bone in his body."
Mike Rush, a neighbor, "We heard maybe about four or five to six gunshots, and that was it, there was no barking, nothing, just dead quiet until the gunshots."
Brockler wants the deputy who killed his pit bill punished.