A DeKalb Police officer works from his car at the scene of an officer-involved shooting Monday where police responded to the wrong house on a burglary call. Ben Gray/bgray@ajc.com
Photo: BEN GRAY / AJC
Photo: BEN GRAY / AJC

Wrong-house DeKalb police shooting settled for $60,000

DeKalb County police barged into an unarmed man’s East Atlanta house, shot him in the leg and killed his 9-year-old dog.

Now the county is paying $60,000 to the man and his family to settle the case and avoid a lawsuit. The DeKalb Commission approved unanimously the payout June 6.

An internal affairs report outlined a series of mistakes made by police officers.

They showed up at the wrong house in response to a 911 call about a suspicious man in the neighborhood on Aug. 31, 2015. Then they were startled and opened fire when Chris McKinley and his dog, Yanna, walked through a door. Two officers fired seven shots, also hitting one of the officers.

The DeKalb District Attorney’s Office is still investigating the case.

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Yanna, a 10-year-old female boxer, was killed Monday by DeKalb County police responding to the wrong house. (Credit: McKinley family)

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Channel's Nefertiti Jaquez reports.

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