County police shoot dog that charged at officer in Brookside
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.