Adam Arroyo, veteran, says cops killed his dog during raid on wrong apartment
(ANGEL CLARK) Adam Arroyo, an Iraq War veteran, claims that police raided the wrong apartment on the hunt for a drug dealer and killed his dog on Monday evening. Media began to publish stories on Wednesday as Arroyo, who had lived in the same apartment for three years, began to tell his story. Arroyo returned home from work on Monday evening to find his New York apartment door broken open, the apartment torn apart, and several bullet holes in his kitchen wall, and his his pit bull mix Cindy had been murdered.
Arroyo found out that police had a search warrant for 304 Breckenridge, upper apartment. The suspect in the warrant was described as a black male who was wanted on suspicion of dealing crack. Arroyo is a Hispanic male who lives at 304 Breckenridge, upper-rear apartment, the apartment next door. He has a separate entrance to his home which is clearly marked on his mail box. He now had to pay to have his dog, Cindy, cremated. He also had to miss work and repair his door at his own cost.
According to Buffalo Police spokesperson, Michael DeGeorge, stated that internal affairs launched an investigation, but they believe that the police had proper reason to kill Cindy. DeGeorge stated detectives “don’t believe the dog was chained or leashed” when the raided the wrong apartment. Arroyo tells a different story.
“She’s over here, chained up, and look at all these bullet holes man. Look at the blood right here,” Arroyo stated while he showed where Cindy had been shot. “She was tied up in the kitchen like I tie her up every single day, and they shot her for no reason. For police to wrongfully come into my house and murder my dog… It wasn’t that they felt threatened. No. They murdered my dog,” Arroyo said, beginning to get upset. “That was my dog, man. That was my dog. They didn’t have to do that, you know. They didn’t have to do that.”