Police Forced To Kill Vicious Dog After Woman Attacked

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police shoot dog attackOn Saturday, May 12, 2012, at approximately 6:02 pm, the Long Beach Police Department Communication Center received telephone calls regarding a woman being attacked by pit bull dogs. Long Beach Police Officers responded to the attack and an officer involved shooting occurred.

The investigation revealed a female adult was walking her dog in the 200 block of East Barclay Street when two pit bull dogs attacked her. Bystanders attempted to stop the vicious dogs’ attacks. The female victim and bystanders suffered injuries as a result of the attacking dogs.

Long Beach Police Officers arrived and located one of the vicious pit bull dogs at the scene. The officers followed the dog and deployed the Taser Electronic Control Devise several times in an attempt to stop the vicious dog. The officers were unable to stop the dog with the Taser. It was necessary for a patrol officer to deploy a handgun and an officer involved shooting occurred. The pit bull dog died as a result of the shooting.

Long Beach Animal Control took the second pit bull dog, involved in the attack of the victims, into custody. The female victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening but serious injuries requiring surgery. Her dog was transported to a local animal hospital to undergo treatment for its injuries.

Both of the good Samaritans, who came to the aid of the victim and her dog, sustained injuries. One was transported to a local hospital to undergo treatment for multiple dog bites; the other sought private medical treatment for injuries he received during the incident.

The Long Beach Homicide Detail investigates all officer-involved shootings. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes or Peter Lackovic at 562 570-7244.

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