These shocking pictures show the gruesome moment an NYPD cop shot dead a family's dog in what appears to be an unprovoked attack.
Two police officers were responding to a call at a neighboring apartment in the Bronx when Yvonne Rosado opened her door to see what the commotion was about.
Surveillance footage shows her four-year-old pitbull, Spike, wandering out into the hallway and excitedly wagging his tail.
The barking dog - who seems more playful than aggressive - approaches one of the cops, who has already withdrawn his gun.
The spooked police officer backs down the stairwell before opening fire, fatally wounding Spike with a single gunshot to the head.
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