Police officer accidentally shot his fiancée’s pet dog during an argument with her. The incident took place in Ipoh, a city in the Malaysia, on Sunday evening.

Local reports said that the unidentified 29-year-old officer was on duty when the incident took place. The officer did not report at work Sunday evening and instead went to his fiancée’s home on a police motorcycle. There two got into a heated argument after the woman said she wanted to break off their engagement. During the disagreement, the officer released a shot from his gun which accidentally hit the dog.

Confirming the incident, Chief Police of Perak, Datuk Razarudin Husain said, "The 29-year-old officer with the rank of Inspector arrived at his fiancee’s house on his motorcycle. The suspect fought and struggled with the victim. The officer then used the gun which was assigned to him to release a shot and it hit the dog’s leg.”

A complaint was filed and the police officer was taken into custody and his gun as well as the bullets were confiscated. The case was being investigated under Section 307 of the Malaysian Penal Code which deals with “shooting with intention to kill” or “attempted murder.”

Police said the suspect did not have a criminal record and tested negative for drugs. Meanwhile, the dog survived the attack and was receiving treatment at an animal hospital.

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