UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince George's County Sheriff's Deputies shot and killed a 2-year-old Rottweiler during an eviction. Mayor Cheye Calvo, Berwyn Heights, says deputies should have allowed Animal Control to get the dog first.
Donya Williams admits she was overwhelmed, and late paying her rent. But it's her 2-year-old dog Kato that paid the price.
Sheriff's Deputies shot and killed Kato Friday when they entered Williams' home to serve a court-ordered eviction notice. Williams and her four children weren't at home.
"He would have barked," Williams says.
Sgt. Yakeisha Hines says Kato did not bark, and officers weren't sure whether the dog was home, until he charged at them during a safety sweep of the home.
She says the deputies recently went through mandatory training about how to respond to dogs. She says the deputies made a commotion while entering the home, but the dog did not respond.