Family Wants Answers After Dog Shot by Police Officer

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CHARLES CITY- Danielle Tiemessen (TIM-essen) says her boxer, Jixxer, wasn’t just a pet but also a part of the family.  On Monday, Tiemessen says the eight year old boxer slipped out of the house.

Around 2:44 in the afternoon, Charles City Police responded to a call of a dog running loose in the area of the 1400 Block of North Grand Avenue says Captain Hugh Anderson of the Charles City Police Department.

Tiemessen says she was looking for Jixxer at the time he was loose, unaware that he was near Washington Elementary School.  She says Jixxer was a loving dog.

Anderson says the caller who reported the loose dog was concerned about children getting released from school around the same time the dog was loose.

Tiemessen says she has heard conflicting reports from witnesses on what actually happened.

Tiemessen, a resident of New Hampton, was visiting family in Charles City with Jixxer.

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Chris was born and raised in Webster City, IA. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.