TULSA - A Tulsa Fire Department captain charged with animal cruelty has resigned from the TFD.
Broken Arrow Police say Captain Randy Shipman shot and killed a dog with a BB gun.
Tulsa Fire Department Spokesman Stan May says Tulsa Fire Captain Randy Shipman is an 18-year veteran of the department.
The incident occurred April 1, according to an affidavit obtained by KRMG.
Tony Reeves was the dog's owner.
He says, "He shot a dog in front of three kids and the pellet could have ricocheted anywhere. It would have sliced them like butter if it went through that dog like that and it scared the hell out of them."
Reeves says his neighbor complained about the dog barking at kids walking to and from school.
April 26, Tulsa County D.A. Tim Harris filed the charge of animal cruelty and a judge issued an arrest warrant and set a $4,000 bond in the case.
Reeves was hoping for a child endangerment charge.
The animal cruelty charge carries a possible $500 fine and up to five years in prison.
Friday afternoon, TFD public information officer Captain Stan May released the following statement:
Captain Randy Shipman submitted his resignation to the Tulsa Fire Department around 3:00 pm. Captain Shipman was placed on administrative leave by the Department on April 9th, 2012 after we were informed of his possible involvement in an off-duty incident in Broken Arrow.