Owners of dogs shot by Keyport police have some charges against them dropped

The owners of a dog shot by a Keyport policeman have had some of the charges against them dropped.

Alexyss Ferrara and Angel Velez Jr. were facing disorderly person charges – but those charges have now been dropped.

The couple are still accused of having a dangerous dog.

Keyport Police responded to a local park for reports of an aggressive dog off leash. Police body camera video shows the dog, named Blaze, running towards officers. The dog was shot in the shoulder but survived.

Blaze is still with the SPCA.

The next court hearing is set for December 21.