County po­lice shoot dog that charged at of­fi­cer in Brook­side

Newark Post - - LOCAL NEWS - By JOSH SHANNON jshan­non@ches­pub.com

Po­lice shot a dog that charged at an of­fi­cer dur­ing a call in Brook­side on last week, au­thor­i­ties said.

New Cas­tle County Po­lice were called to the unit block of Meadow Lane on Oct. 12 to in­ves­ti­gate an “un­known prob­lem,” spokesman Grig­ori Lopez-Gar­cia said.

Of­fi­cers heard yelling from in­side the home, but were un­able to get in­side. While the of­fi­cers were wait­ing for backup, the front door opened, and a dog came out of the house.

“An of­fi­cer backed away from the drive­way and at­tempted to kick the dog to get it away from him; how­ever, the dog con­tin­ued its at­tack,” Lopez-Gar­cia said. “The of­fi­cer was then forced to shoot one round at the dog, which caused the dog to re­turn back into the house.”

The dog, which was taken by an­i­mal con­trol, is ex­pected to sur­vive. Lopez-Gar­cia de­scribed the dog as “resembling a pit-bull ter­rier.”

The of­fi­cer was not hurt, and po­lice are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent, Lopez-Gar­cia said.

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