Off-duty officer shoots, kills neighbor's dog

January 12, 2010 12:30:27 PM PST
A Chicago woman says an off-duty police officer fatally shot her dog and ticketed her for failing to have a dog license.Laura Bravo says her German shepherd 'Malachi' somehow got out of the family's yard Monday morning. She spotted the animal across the street but before she could reach the dog she heard gunshots.

Chicago police say the officer was walking her own dog and that Malachi attacked it. The department says the officer felt she was in danger and shot the dog.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.