Martinez confronts ex-cop killing of victim’s dog; says he aimed center mass but didn’t ‘shoot to kill’

Chrisman actually tries to assert ‘centre of mass’ and ‘shoot to kill’ are not related
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Juan Martinez: “I’m asking not asking you about that. I’m asking you about the dog. We’re clear there’s a difference between – well maybe not to you – but there is a difference between a human and and a dog, isn’t there?”

Richard Chrisman: “Yes.”

Juan Martinez: “I’m asking you about the dog. Once you shot the dog in the back… you weren’t worried about the dog, were you?”

Richard Chrisman: “I didn’t shoot the dog in the back.”

Juan Martinez: “You didn’t shoot him right here in the back, like this (points to his back) as he turned away from you?”

Richard Chrisman: “My bullet had hit him there, yes.”

Juan Martinez: “So you did shoot him in the back, as he turned away from you then, right?”

Richard Chrisman: “I fired two rounds at the dog.”

Juan Martinez: “Did Officer Virgillo fire any rounds that day?’

Richard Chrisman: “No, sir.”

Juan Martinez: “You were the only one that fired a gun, right?”

Richard Chrisman: “Yes.”

Juan Martinez: “The injuries indicate that he was shot right here in the back. You shot the dog in the back as it turned away from you, when he was turned away from you, right?”

Richard Chrisman: “Yes, I fired two rounds. I did not deliberately shoot the dog in the back.”

Juan Martinez: “You pulled the trigger deliberately, didn’t you?”

Richard Chrisman: “Yes.”

Juan Martinez: “You meant to stop the dog, right?”

Richard Chrisman: “Yes, sir.”

Juan Martinez: “And a way to stop the dog with a handgun is to kill it, right? That’s one way to do it, right?”

Richard Chrisman: “I aimed centre of mass.”

Juan Martinez: “You aim centre of mass to kill, don’t you?”

Richard Chrisman: “No, sir.”

Juan Martinez: “You don’t aim centre mass to, you don’t aim centre of mass to… to say hello, I mean as sort of a greeting, ‘you’re going to be okay’ kind of thing?”

Richard Chrisman: “No, you aim centre of mass because that’s the largest target area on a body.”

Juan Martinez: “And the dog… you’re saying the centre mass is the rump area, right? That’s what you’re saying?”

Richard Chrisman: “No, sir. My first round I fired, the dog was facing me, and I thought I hit in this area here, but apparently I hit it in the ear.”

Juan Martinez: “And then you hit it in the back, right?”

Richard Chrisman: “The second round, I believe so. Yes.”
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Proven: Chrisman kills dog by shooting him in back; corroborated by forensics/ballistics

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