Gizmo, a 17.6-pound Pekingese-dachshund mix, was shot Wednesday by Deputy Barbara Siau, a nine-year veteran who works in the Child Support Enforcement division, said Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office . . .
Siau was looking for Anderson’s brother when she came to the home on the 5600 block of Annadale Drive in the Colonial Heights neighborhood, Anderson said.
When she went outside to speak with Siau, Anderson said Gizmo followed her.
The dog has no history of biting, Anderson said, but Gizmo began running toward the deputy and barking.
Anderson said she told the deputy the dog would not bite.
Siau kicked Gizmo in the head, Anderson said, which antagonized the dog. “I was in the process of getting him,” Anderson said, “if she would have given me 10 seconds.”
Anderson said she heard the shot.
“There was no warning whatsoever,” she said. “I heard a ‘pop,’ and when I looked up, I said, ‘You shot my dog.’ ” Gizmo still was moving, Anderson said, but fell on the ground.
“It didn’t really dawn on me until I walked over to him and saw blood coming out of his head,” Anderson said.
“He was wagging his tail as he was dying.”