MIAMI, Fla. - A K-9 officer in South Florida was shot to death after being mistaken for a coyote, deputies said Friday.
WSVN reports that Broward County Sheriff's Sgt. Ian Sklar's K-9, Pedro, startled a neighbor the evening of May 14 by jumping on him with its front paws.
The neighbor began to yell for help.
The man's son grabbed his legally-owned handgun and shot Pedro thinking he was a coyote.
Pedro died at the scene.
There's no word yet on whether any charges will be filed.