Three police officers have admitted to shooting and injuring an innocent man, killing his dog and shooting one of their own when they raided the wrong home.
Three Atlanta cops responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person on Monday night. The caller provided a street name and a vague description of the house (“gray brick house”) but not an address. When the cops arrived they entered the back of the wrong house and the confused cops then proceeded to shoot the homeowner, 36-year-old Chris McKinley, in the leg, fatally shoot his dog and shoot their partner in the leg as well.
The officer shot remains in critical condition. It remains unclear as to who did the firing and why the violence escalated so quickly. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate the chaotic event.
“A lot is yet to be determined here as to what [happened] and when shots were fired, how the officer received injuries, how the homeowner received injuries. But we did respond to the wrong residence tonight,” DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander said.
All three officers were placed on administrative leave for their irresponsible actions.