Someone shot a dog during a George Floyd demonstration on Milwaukee’s east side Monday night, according to Milwaukee Police.
“What is peaceful about a group of people marching (Monday) night at 11:00 p.m…when an individual from that crowd goes to a resident and shoots their dog?” Chief Alfonso Morales told WTMJ’s John Mercure on Tuesday about the incident.
The shooting happened at 11:30 p.m. Monday night on North Bartlett Avenue near East Linwood Avenue, according to a police spokesperson.
Police say the shooting stemmed from an argument after a man was nearly hit by a reckless driver while walking his dog. The gunfire injured the dog, a 14-year-old German shepherd. The canine had to be euthanized due to his injuries, according to police.
Investigators are attempting to find the suspect.
Despite the shooting, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said there were fewer incidents of violence after the 9 p.m. curfew issued Monday night, so he declined to initially issue a curfew Tuesday.
He reserved the right to issue a curfew later if events warranted.