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Great Dane Shot and Killed In Front of Owner

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jun 10, 2013

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Indy, a two-year-old Great Dane, was shot and killed Friday afternoon after sneaking out of his Muskegon home while his family were heading to the doctor’s office.

According to his owners, Indy ran about four blocks after sneaking out of the house and stopped at a vacant property at the corner of Isabella Avenue and Wood Street

Clayton Finley, Indy’s owner, said he and his family saw his dog shot twice at the corner of Wood Street and Isabella Avenue after running about four blocks after getting out.  He said after he arrived at the vacant house Indy stopped at, he saw a crowd of people forming, and then saw someone shoot the dog.

“I told them he was harmless, he won’t bite you,” Finley said.  “As I was running up to get him a guy pulled out his gun and shot him.”

Muskegon Police say they have a suspect in the case, but the family still hasn’t recuperated from the loss.

“He was murdered.  That’s how I see it,” Jenn Hamm, another of Indy’s owners, said.

After Indy was shot, the family took him to the vet, where they confirmed that the death was the result of the two gunshot wounds.