Police officer who raided wrong home shoots homeowner and kills his dog before shooting his partnerBy Mason White 11:52 AM December 14, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) Police are investigating a bizarre shooting incident, which left a homeowner injured and his dog killed.
Police in Georgia, said that officers raided the wrong house and
shot the family dog when it confronted them.
They then mistakenly shot the owner inside his own house while believing that he was an intruder.
During the incident, one officer also turned the gun on his partner and shot him, leaving him in critical condition.
The bizarre incident took place about 7:40 p.m. in Dekalb, when three officers responded to a report of a suspicious person outside a house, but they were not given a street address.
The police officers went to the house that matched the description given to them by a 911 caller.
The officers approached the residence and tried to make contact with the occupants, but nobody answered, a police spokesperson said.
Chris and Leah McKinley and their young children, were watching a movie while sitting on the couch.
The officers then decided to go to the back of the house, where they found an open door. They remained convinced that an intruder was inside.
The officers entered the house through the open door, leading into the kitchen and announced their presence. However, the residents on the couch did not hear them.
“Upon entering the residence, officers found a dog. Two officers fired their weapons, striking and killing the animal in the kitchen,” the spokesperson said.
After hearing shots in his kitchen, Chris McKinley went to investigate. It was then that he was shot in the leg by the police officers.
During the confusion, one officer shot his partner in the leg, causing severe injuries. The officer was taken to the hospital in critical condition after losing a lot of blood.
The three officers involved in the incident are now on paid leave while the investigation is ongoing.