IA to speak about dogs shot by police

The owners of two dogs who were shot by a Mobile Police officer Friday, March 14 are expecting to speak with Internal Affairs about the case on Monday, March 16.

One of the dogs, Alfred, was shot and killed in his fenced backyard along Clearmont Street in Mobile. The second, Bobidai, is recovering at home after a bullet pierced his ear and grazed his body.

Mark and Lynn Yeager say the dogs were inseparable, adding that Bobidai and Alfred shared a cage and slept together for some 12 years.

They said Bobidai seems confused without his fellow dog and is still in a lot of pain.

“He is suppose to go get his stitches out in about two weeks,” said dog owner, Lynn Yeager.

Mobile Police tell FOX10 News the officer involved entered the yard, while searching for trespassing suspects that were detained near Murphy High School and ran off.

Investigators said the officer opened fire after the dogs became aggressive.

The Yeager’s say they have several questions for police, including why no one told them they were entering their yard.

The couple is expecting answers on Monday.

“I am not contacting them,” said dog owner, Mark Yeager. “It is their responsibility to contact me about this.”

Few details have been released by Mobile police as the investigation continues. It is still unclear if the officer chased the suspect into the yard or if he had been searching the neighborhood with the other officers.

See how Bobidai is recovering and what response the incident has gotten tonight on FOX10 News at 9pm.

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