SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against the man who allegedly shot and killed a canine officer with the Unified Police Department.
Officials say on July 6th 28-year-old Torrey Chase Massey shot and killed K9 “Dingo” after a chase.
“Dingo” was deployed with the intent of capturing Massey but shortly after he was released officers heard several gunshots.
“During the chase, it is alleged that Massey fired a gun at Dingo and killed the dog,” charging documents say.
The D.A.’s office is charging Massey with five felonies and four misdemeanors including: Possession of a firearm by a restricted person, injuring a police service animal, failure to respond to officer’s signal to stop, unlawful transaction of a financial transaction card, and unlawful possession of another’s identification documents.
The combination of these charges are punishable with life in prison. The charge of injuring a police service dog alone is punishable up to 10 years.