The Wichita County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of animal cruelty by a member of law enforcement.
According to Wichita County Sheriff David Duke, on Oct. 29, a call came into the sheriff's office about a dog laying in someone's yard.
Here is a timeline of what happened:
Sheriff Duke says a sheriff's deputy, along with Precinct 1 Constable Mark Brewer arrived at the scene.
Duke says the deputy's report states Brewer believed the dog was sick or injured.
The dog had a collar, but no tags and when the deputy tried to contact animal control and the Humane Society but no one answered.
Sheriff Duke says Brewer offered to take the dog.
The deputy and Brewer put the dog in the back of Brewer's truck on a piece of plywood and Brewer drove off.
Duke says minutes later, the deputy got a message from dispatch about someone looking for their dog.
The sheriff says Brewer had taken the dog to the Wichita River, shot it and disposed of the carcass in the river.
The constable called the owner of the dog and told him what happened.
Duke says this is an unfortunate incident.
"Shooting your own dog would be something that you just wouldn't do," Duke says. "You take it to a vet to have it euthanized in a humanely way then in the way that it was killed. "I can't elaborate why he did that. It's unfortunate that it happened that way though."
Duke says Brewer could face a Class A misdemeanor.
Once the Wichita County Sheriff's Office finishes its investigation, the case will be transferred to the Texas Rangers.