HONOLULU HI March 30 2017
A shooting involving a security guard at Honolulu International Airport is under investigation according to police.
The shooting by an airport security officer involve the fatal shooting of a family's dog on Tuesday evening at around 7 PM.
The dog, being transferred by a family who was moving from moving back to Oahu from the Big Island apparently got loose in an open area.
Relatives say the Ramos-Andrade family said that the dog had just been picked up from cargo area when it got loose at the airport and lunged toward a male Securitas Security officer.
"The dog lunged at him and in the process the chain had broken. My sister went over to go grab him because she was standing less than 5 feet away from him," said Shanae Ramos, the dog owner's sister.
Before the dog could be restrained by the family, the security guard had shot him.
The dog, named Kaiele, was tied up in a grassy area outside a terminal when he apparently got loose.
Ramos said the dog was friendly and outgoing.
"This dog is the sweetest dog you'll ever meet. He wouldn't hurt anything," she said.
The family said they plan to take legal action.