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Abbeville dog owners angry after Rottweiler shot dead by police

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Roxie, a Rottweiler, shot dead by Abbeville police July 9 (Courtesy: Elaine Marshall) Roxie, a Rottweiler, shot dead by Abbeville police July 9 (Courtesy: Elaine Marshall)
ABBEVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Abbeville couple wants answers after police shot their dog dead. 

It happened on Rosenberg St. earlier this month, and the couple said they want to see proof that the Rottweiler was aggressive and that deadly force was necessary. 

Police said they received a call from the couple's neighbor that the dog had been aggressive toward him. They said when they went to respond,the Rottweiler charged at them. Police said they then shot the dog six times, and she died. 

"She was trained to go just around the yard, not to leave the yard," said Elaine Marshall, the dog's owner. She said her dog had never charged anyone before, and does not believe the whole story is being told. 

"I'm emotional over it, because I love my dog" said Eugene Marshall. "And if they would show me some video footage showing that my dog showed aggression toward them, and ran toward them with aggression or a mean intensity trying to bite them, I would apologize to them and tell them I'm sorry, but I want to see the video footage."

Police said they shot the dog because they feared for their safety.

The man who originally complained declined to interview with FOX Carolina about the incident. 

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