Dog dies in officer-involved shooting

Dog dies in officer-involved shooting
MGN Online
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 1:29pm

A dog has died following an officer-involved shooting Monday morning in central Las Cruces.

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 1000 block of Larry Drive shortly before 11 a.m. Monday morning to reports of an aggressive dog who had allegedly attacked a 79-year-old man who lives near the dog owner's home.

When the LCPD officer arrived on the scene, the dog, described as a possible terrier mix, approached the officer aggressively, pinning the officer against his patrol unit. That's when a spokesman for LCPD says that the officer fired at least one round, which struck the dog.

An Animal Control officer took the dog to a local veterinarian where the dog was pronounced dead.

Injuries to the 79-year-old man who was bit or attacked by the dog are not life-threatening. Investigators are also looking into the possibility that the dog may have attacked someone else earlier in the day.

The Officer-involved Incident Task Force includes investigators from New Mexico State Police, the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State University Police and the Las Cruces Police Department.

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