LOS ANGELES CA May 28 2017 An off-duty Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a dog in downtown Los Angeles Friday morning following an altercation with the dog’s owner.
At about 11:30 a.m., an off-duty officer working security at a movie set at Fourth and Main streets got into an argument with a man who had a dog. During the altercation, the man’s dog became aggressive, prompting the officer to shoot the dog, police said.
“A dog belonging to that suspect became aggressive and attacked our officer, and it was at that time that an officer-involved shooting occurred,” LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said.
Witness Nelson Aguilar told KCAL9 he heard two men yelling, followed by two gunshots. He caught the aftermath of the shooting on his cell phone.
“And I saw the dog, and the dog had been shot, and it was squirming on the on the floor. And I saw the owner, and the owner was yelling, talking about, ‘you killed my dog,’” Aguilar said.
The officer suffered minor injuries. The dog’s owner was detained for questioning. No names were released.
Investigators roped off the area and were seeking out witnesses and security video.