A source exclusively told Us Weekly, "David shot the dog. The dog snapped at [their 2-year-old daughter] Ensley and that prompted David’s decision to shoot it."
Jenelle's son Kaiser Orion Griffith, 4, who she shares with her ex-boyfriend Nathan Griffith, was in her care when the incident unfolded.
Her eldest son, Jace Vahn Evans, 9, meanwhile, was on a cruise with his grandmom, Barbara Evans, at the time.
According to the source, the television personality, 27, left the North Carolina home she shares with her husband, 30, and returned to the house on Tuesday, April 30, only to "pack a bag."
The insider says that Jenelle "doesn’t feel safe with David" due to his actions and "is scared and terrified" of him.
The source added that the author’s friends "hope this is what gets Jenelle to finally leave David."
According to the Columbus County Sheriff’s department, a 911 received a call by an unidentified man who claimed that a "woman’s husband had killed her dog."
Authorities arrived at the scene and investigated the situation.
Fans speculated the dispute between the husband-wife duo after David shared a cryptic status on Facebook, writing, "Jenelle Eason is feeling devastated."
The pair married in September 2017.
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