JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville police held a press conference Friday after the fatal shooting of a German shepherd during an illegal fireworks call last week.
On July 4, officers from the Jacksonville Police Department responded to a call involving illegal use of fireworks on Heath Lane.
According to JPD, the call led to an officer-involved shooting of a German shepherd. The dog died as a result.
During the press conference held Friday, Chief Andrew Hawkes presented the body cam video of the officer who shot the dog.
In the video, the dog appeared to come at the officer and jump up. It was then the officer fatally shot the dog.
The officer notified the family after the shooting, who appeared to be distraught from the shooting.
Chief Hawkes said during the press conference they believe the dog tried to bite the officer and the officer's actions were not excessive.
The department did launch a standard inquiry, but Chief Hawkes does not foresee any disciplinary action against the officer.