COEUR D'ALENE POLICE SAY THEY WON'T NAME THE POLICE
OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED A MAN'S DOG EARLIER THIS
THAT OFFICER CLAIMS THE DOG LUNGED AT HIM FROM THE
FRONT SEAT OF A VAN.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH WHAT
THE DOG'S OWNER IS SAYING TONIGHT
NADINE CRAIG JONES SAYS HIS DOG ARFIE IS A BLACK LAB
IT STARTED AS A NORMAL MORNING.
PLAYING FETCH IN THE WATER OF LAKE COEUR D'ALENE.
THEN HEADING TO BREAKFAST AT JAVA OFF SHERMAN AND
Typically I would park in the front, but that day
had been busy so I went to the very back where there
CRAIG JONES BROUGHT HIS DOG ARFIE TO BREAKFAST WITH
AFTER PARKING HE CRACKED THE WINDOWS THEN HEADED INSIDE...
LIKE HE HAD DONE ALMOST EVERY OTHER MORNING FOR THE
The sad thing was, I was actually caught up in texting
with a bunch a river who are going to float the river
JONES WANTED TO KNOW IF IT WOULD BE OKAY TO BRING
WHO RARELY LEFT HIS SIDE.
LITTLE DID HE KNOW WHAT WAS TRANSPIRING RIGHT OUTSIDE
I'd seen my van window had been broken so I was trying
to scan to see what was going on.
NOT NOTICING RIGHT AWAY IT WAS A BULLET HOLE.
because he wasn't in there, and there was clearly
a blood trail through my van
JONES SAYS THE COEUR D'ALENE POLICE LEFT A NOTE ON
HIS WINDOW SAYING THEY HAD HIS DOG.
AND A WITNESS CONFIRMED HE HAD BEEN SHOT.
I just went into this spin where it was just unbelievable
because this was like my biggest fear.
This dog is with me every day religiously
POLICE SAID IN A NEWS RELEASE THAT THE OFFICER THOUGHT
ARFIE WAS A VIOLENT PIT BULL WHO LUNGED IN THE OFFICER'S
BUT JONES CLAIMS THAT WAS NOT POSSIBLE.
They clearly shot through the window.
And the bullet definitely ricocheted off the window,
almost penetrated the window and made it all the way
into the back end of the van.
NOW JONES IS LEFT TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD...
VISITING THE PLACE WHERE HE SHARED HIS LAST MEMORY
It just, it crushes me know the way he died.
It's a savage thing.
IN A STATEMENT YESTERDAY, POLICE SAID THEY WON'T RELEASE
THE OFFICER'S NAME, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THREATENING
MESSAGES ON THE DEPARTMENT'S VOICE MAIL.
POLICE WOULDN'T COMMENT TODAY.
JONES IS WORKING ON FILEING A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE