Saturday, February 11, 2017

Indiana: Gary police fatally shoot dog while responding to assault call

INDIANA -- A police officer fatally shot an English Mastiff early Thursday while responding to a domestic disturbance, officials said.

Gary police were dispatched about 5 a.m. to the 2000 block of Central Drive after a woman called 911 and reported she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, according to a city news release.

Officers approaching the home encountered a large dog, which aggressively charged at them, officials said. The officers backed away and yelled at the dog, but it continued to charge at them.

At that point, one of the officers shot the dog, officials said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Robin Bolde at 219-881-1209. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.

(NWI Times - Feb 10, 2017)