Guy in Brooklyn is walking large dog on leash. Off duty secret service agent is barked at by large dog on leash. Off duty secret service agent shoots dog and kills dog. Agent is backed by agency in claiming that the dog was off the leash and came at him when he shot the dog. However the body of the dead dog still had the leash on it, causing the secret service to wait a couple of hours and then reveal that they no longer agree with the agent’s claim as to the dog being off the leash.
Was the secret service agent within their rights as an armed off duty LEO to neutralize any perceived threat?