Last Updated on March 7, 2023
According to Philadelphia Police, Jacqueline Maguire, who has been head of the Philadelphia FBI Field Office since 2021, shot another women’s dog outside the Touraine luxury apartment building in Philadelphia earlier this month.
Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Frank Vanore said, “When she [Jacqueline Maguire]tried to get her dog back, I think the dog attacked her.” Police say Jacqeline Maguire shot the dog shortly after. However, witnesses to the incident have taken to Instagram and Twitter to tell a different story.
One witness to the incident wrote on Instagram, “I saw the whole thing. I saw the lady pulled out the gun yelling at the owner, ‘I just shot your dog because your dog was trying to kill my dog’ I was walking my dog right across the street I did not hear any dog fighting or growing.”
Federal Whistleblower Kyle Seraphin wrote on Twitter, “Had an @fbi employee from the @FBIPhiladelphia office share this from Instagram. There is no love for this executive manager Special Agent in Charge. This excited utterance about the reason for shooting the dog is admissible and indicates a complete violation of DOJ Deadly Force Policy.”
Had an @fbi employee from the @FBIPhiladelphia office share this from Instagram. There is no love for this “executive manager” Special Agent in Charge. This “excited utterance” about the reason for shooting the dog is admissible and indicates a complete violation of DOJ Deadly… https://t.co/OgaWOYOWhS pic.twitter.com/mGIXNay7XP
— Kyle Seraphin (@KyleSeraphin) February 21, 2023
The Philadelphia FBI office later put out a statement regarding the incident that read, “The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously. We are working jointly with the Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI’s Inspection Division to investigate the incident.”
FBI Philadelphia statement on a shooting incident tonight involving an FBI special agent. pic.twitter.com/u1zGwlqUSc
— FBI Philadelphia (@FBIPhiladelphia) February 21, 2023
Animals rights groups protested the dog’s shooting outside the Philadelphia FBI Feild office on Tuesday morning. Protesters told Philadelphia media Tuesday, “I don’t understand why a firearm was drawn and a dog was killed on the street. Civilians could have been hurt. This was a busy intersection.”
A group of protesters outside the FBI Philadelphia Field Office right now. The FBI says a special agent shot and wounded a dog on Spruce St. between 16th and 17th Streets last night. pic.twitter.com/GgGsSv4Ihq
— Tim Jimenez (@TimJRadio) February 21, 2023
According to an FBI press release, FBI Director Christopher Wray named Jacqueline Maguire in charge of the Philadelphia Field Office on October 25th, 2021.