The cat is a Savannah, a mix of a domestic housecat and an African serval cat. Being larger than a normal feral cat, and lost in a community presumably populated by those less intellectually fortunate than many of us, the cat supposedly met it's fate after the media received complaints and blew them out of proportion.
Antwaun Asberry, one of the known complainants, skillfully articulated his run-in with the violent cat-dragon:
"When I first seen it, he looked at me," Asberry said. "I looked at him. He walked like he ain't scared of nothing. This thing is out here, bro."
Below, Mr. Asberry talks about the large cat/twerks for the camera.
Similar complaints allege the feline-beast to be large, big, not normal, and is in possession of a tail that is longer than one's arm. All descriptors are clearly hallmarks of vicious animals.
Was it feral? No, it was an escaped pet - one that was raised by its family since it was four months old.
Why was it shot? I have no idea. I mean, I have ideas, but they aren't really PC.
At the end of the day, I think it's pretty safe to say that whoever the shooter may be, it would be for the best if the shooter were to now turn the gun on him or herself.