Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle said Monday, Aug. 20, her office is investigating the Sunday, Aug. 12, fatal shooting of a dog in Princeton by a Princeton police officer.
“I spoke briefly with my investigator about this. I don’t have a lot of information I can provide at this point,” said Doyle. “This case is being investigated, and I believe my investigator spoke with the owner of the dog last week.”
The DA investigator assigned to the case is Charlotte Fournier.
The dog’s owner, Emily Taylor, contacted the State Bureau of Investigation but SBI spokesperson Patty McQuillan said the SBI is not investigating the shooting.
Taylor is being represented by Goldsboro attorney Walter Webster, who declined to comment on this case. The town’s attorney Robert Spence has advised Princeton Police Chief Tyrone Sutton not to comment further on the case. Sutton has said the shooting was justified,
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