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Deputies on paid leave during investigation into dog shooting
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- More deputies are placed on paid administrative duty after shooting two dogs and killing one of them
A couple filed a formal complaint against the Escambia County Sheriff's Office after they say deputies ransacked their house and shot their dogs.
Deputies say it all started with an aggravated assault that happened outside of a home on Flynn Drive but ended with two dogs getting shot.
Around 830 Sunday night, Robert McCurdy says he was picking up his daughter down the street and then he was threatened by his neighbors for no reason at all. He said, "This guy comes out with a gun saying 'come on' and yackity smackety, and then the other guy comes out has weapons in his hand."
McCurdy then called deputies. Wayde Morris was arrested for aggravated assault because deputies say he threatened McCurdy with a bat and a machete.
Deputies determined Morris was not the suspect who was waving around the gun. They were told that man was hiding inside the home at 29 Flynn Drive.
Cristina Moses and Travis Nicholas live there. Deputies knocked on the door, but when it wasn't opened, they climbed through a window. Deputies asked the two to come out with their hands up and to lie on the ground.
Deputies say both of the couple's dogs became aggressive and one of the dogs tried to bite them. Deputies shot in self defense.
One dog was killed and the other is recovering from gunshots wounds.
The dogs owner, Cristina Moses said, " The next thing I know shots being fired. After three shots go off, I jump up and go 'no no stop stop'. He continued to fire and they threw me on the ground again."
No one was arrested in their home but are left with many questions. Moses said, "I repeatedly asked them 'why are you here?'."
Excessive force for nothing, I was unarmed they could tell.
The Escambia County Sheriff's office isn't releasing a lot of details about the case, but it is being reviewed.