By Tammy Vigil
From: Fox 31 Denver
THORNTON, Colo. — A Thornton police officer shoots and kills a family’s dog he claims threatened him Sunday.
But the dog’s family and neighbors dispute that.
They say the American bulldog-mix never even left their front yard.
Police were in the neighborhood chasing after a man wanted on a misdemeanor drug charge.
The man, Phillip Armstrong-Bowen, was already under arrest when the officer shot the animal.
“He was on my screen saver,” says Vivian Girone, of 8-year-old Scar.
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