Police kill 17 year old when they try to shoot a dog

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Another case where the police seem far too casual about using guns even when civilians are near:

Genevie Escobar, a 17-year-old best friend of Garcia-Muro, said he was at a friend’s house during the incident. She said she struggled to understand why police decided to fire at the dog.

“Why couldn’t they tase the dog? Why did they have to shoot him?” said Escobar, Barron’s daughter. “The cops should have handled this in a totally different way.”

Garcia-Muro was looking forward to graduating high school, Escobar said.

“Everyone loved him. He was a very positive person. He always tried to make people happy,” she said. “He really meant everything to me.”

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