The dog was named Parrot. This was taken moments before Parrot was murdered by police officer Scott Fike. Officer Fike drove his knee into the middle of Parrot's back while stretching Parrot's legs behind him, as one would do with an armed criminal. Without waiting to determine whether this technique would calm Parrot, Fike grabbed Parrot, lifted him off the ground, and brought him to the top of the concrete staircase. Officer Fike then threw Parrot over the banister, down twelve steps, and onto the concrete floor. Then, Fike stood at the top of the stairs, drew his weapon, and shot Parrot to death. Aaron, the animal's owner, cannot recall the number of shots fired. Witnesses state that Parrot was not harming anybody and was simply frightened by Fike.