K-9 officer shot after being mistaken for coyote

- A K-9 officer in South Florida was shot to death after being mistaken for a coyote, deputies said Friday.

WSVN reports that Broward County Sheriff's Sgt. Ian Sklar's K-9, Pedro, startled a neighbor the evening of May 14 by jumping on him with its front paws.

The neighbor began to yell for help.

The man's son grabbed his legally-owned handgun and shot Pedro thinking he was a coyote.

Pedro died at the scene. 

There's no word yet on whether any charges will be filed. 

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