SWAT team shoots dog; video inside - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SWAT team shoots dog; video inside

COLUMBIA, Missouri. - An investigation is underway in Columbia, Missouri after police video of a swat team entering a home and shooting at least one dog went viral on the internet.

On February 11, 2010 SWAT teams raided the home of Jonathan Whitworth. Police say they suspected Whitworth was dealing marijuana and sent in a SWAT team. When they first enter, you can hear gunshots and what sounds like two wounded dogs.

Once inside the home police get Whitworth on the ground then you see a woman and a child in the home.

The owner of the dogs has not filed a complaint with the department.  Police officials say the investigation should be completed within two weeks. The authorities charged Whitworth with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and child endangerment.

The names of the officers involved have not been released because of the threats to their lives.

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