Cop Shoots Dog With an AR-15 During a 5-Year-Old’s Birthday Party

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This is an absolutely horrendous story.  I have no pleasure in sharing this news, and I don’t want to see it any more than you do.  But this is egregious, and it needs to stop.  He won’t even be charged for it, because his superior officer says that he was acting within his duty by shooting a dog in a fenced yard.  That’s why we need to make this heartless murderer – Wynnewood Police Department’s Josh Franklin – known for his heinous crime.

Eli Malone’s birthday will probably always be a painful reminder of what has probably been the worst day in his very young life.

“We had just brought the kids in to give them cake and ice cream,” Vickie Malone told the Daily News. “We weren’t even in the house five minutes and then ‘bang!’”

“Mama, something wrong with Opie,” Eli cried.


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Everyone hurried to the window to see the three-year-old American bulldog-pit bull mix lying on the ground.  The adults rushed outside to find him “kicking and gasping for air” on one side of the fence as Franklin stood on the other.

Rio Youngblood, Vickie’s son and Opie’s owner, asked the officer why he shot his dog.  But as he lay dying, the family knew that there was no saving him, and asked the officer to put Opie out of his misery.

“He walks slowly out to his car gets an AR-15 and points it at the dog and pulls the trigger,” Rio said.  “He fires another round and it ended my dog’s life. He lowered his head and drove off.”

The “blank-faced” cop could hear “every one of these kids screaming and crying” as he shot Opie again.

Franklin said that Opie apparently tried to attack him through the fence.  But the Malones don’t buy his story.


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“The dog cannot jump the fence,” Vickie said.  “The gates to our yard are tied with wire and shoe string. The dog could maybe have gotten his head through the fence but he wouldn’t have been able to open it.”

The reason Franklin was there was because he allegedly had a warrant for a man whose last known address was this one.  But the case was from 10 years ago.  The Malones have lived at the address for a year, and Franklin knew that.

“Officer Franklin had been to the house twice before,” Rio said.  “Opie was chained on the front porch. They knew Opie was here, too.”

“He said that he was looking for Shon McNiel,” Vickie commented. “I said ‘There’s no one here named Shon McNiel. Who the hell is Shon McNiel?’”


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Police Chief Ken Moore fully stands by his officer.  He claimed Opie attacked Franklin as he was coming around the corner of the house.  However, this contradicts what Franklin originally stated, which was that the dog attacked him through the fence and he had to kick him off.  Opie was shot and died near the gate.

“We have a right to defend ourselves so I stand by my officer in the decision that he made.”

Rio’s son Vrylend is devastated by the murder of Opie.

“I came outside last night and he’s on the trampoline,” Rio explained.  “He said ‘I’m singing to Opie’s heart. I miss him.’”

People are rightfully enraged about Franklin’s unnecessary shooting of Opie, and have started a fake Wynnewood Police Department Facebook page to castigate them.


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0 thoughts on “Cop Shoots Dog With an AR-15 During a 5-Year-Old’s Birthday Party”

  1. Murderer with a badge—the first sign of a psychopath is killing defenseless animals. So there is hope that this psychopath COP will die soon either in a shoot out or in prison where he belongs.

  2. Ok. Enough is enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Media has to be searching for these types of stories because it sells. You Don’t see them posting the Stories of the Thousands of good things that our Police men and Women do every day !!!!!!! No that doesn’t sell!!!!!!!!!!! But they will Print these types of stories in a heart beat even though they don’t know both sides. I know every Police Officer in the country is not perfect and that they make mistakes. But by all means lets keep stoking the Fire and get more hate going toward the Police by all means so unstable people can go out and Kill officers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you media Brothers and Sisters!!!!!!

  3. Here’s a prime example of a coward, not a real cop! and all those cop friends of his backing him are cowards! If they’re not killing people, white, black or any other color, they’ll come kill your family pet. While little children watch. This is not law enforcement, it’s a crime. If anyone else did it without a badge on, we’d be in jail. Cop? FREE PASS!

    • You’re absolutely right. God created the people. . . and then he got angry and created the US police. . . then he got furious and he created US TSA. . . wonder what will happen if he really gets upset. . .

  4. So, the cops a murderer when he shoots a dog but when they shoot African Americans, a HUMAN BEING, they’re heroes. These dogs have a history of violence just like African Americans so, it was a justified shoot. RIGHT?

  5. 99 percent of cops are corrupt and love to kill. Wether human or animal they get off on killing! And the thought that they’ll most likely not even get changed with Any crime.

  6. Are there any normal, decent cops left, having a heart? I don’t think so. 90% is trigger-happy, racist, anti-anybody that is not wearing their fascist uniform. Every dog has his day! Today it was this poor dog, but the dog who shot the poor animal has one bearing his name too. . .

  7. The funny thing about this story is they feel the need to say “AR-15”, as if that has any relevance at all. Would it even be plastered all over Yahoo if it was a standard rifle (which is an AR15 is really), or a handgun, or a pellet gun even.. that killed the dog? No. It’s just another media story trying to drive up some sort of weird issue with guns that look menacing but are the same as every other gun.


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