ATLANTA – A Georgia man shot by police who entered the wrong home denies through his lawyer that his dog charged police officers.
Three DeKalb County officers entered Christopher McKinley's Atlanta home on Aug. 31 searching for a possible burglar. Investigators said that once the officers were inside the wrong house, they shot McKinley, likely wounded a fellow officer, and killed McKinley's dog.
In an initial report, DeKalb police said that McKinley "burst" out of a closed door and that his dog charged police.
Attorney Jeffrey Brickman said there's no evidence the officers announced their presence inside McKinley's home. Brickman said that McKinley didn't burst from a door, nor did his dog charge the officers.
McKinley has spoken with agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who are looking into the shooting.