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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:04 AM

Justice for Cisco, dog shot by Austin police. [View all]

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A Texas man claims that his beloved dog Cisco was shot point blank by a police officer who responded to a call at the wrong address.

Michael Paxton, 40, said he and his Australian cattle dog Cisco were relaxing and playing Frisbee in his Austin backyard on Saturday afternoon when he decided to go get something from his truck in the driveway.

As he approached his truck, he said he saw something from the corner of his eye and looked up to see a police officer who immediately drew his weapon and told Paxton to put his hands up.

"He had a Taser. He had pepper spray. I don't understand why, in broad daylight, he pulled a gun on me. I wasn't running. I wasn't hiding," Paxton told ABCNews.com today. "I was just saying, 'I live here.' I was panicking. I was afraid for my life."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-man-claims-police-killed-dog-cisco-responding/story?id=16150874#.T412q6tYuVo

I just learned of this through a friend on Facebook who is a former coworker of Mr. Paxton. The 'Justice for Cisco" FB page mentioned as having over 16,000 "likes" in the article was over 36,000 by this morning...

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