Cops shoot and kill dog on Mace Avenue

Police officers fatally shot a dog that they say lunged at them while they were trying to arrest its owner Friday morning.Authorities say the responding

THE BRONX - Police officers fatally shot a dog that they say lunged at them while they were trying to arrest its owner Friday morning.

Authorities say the responding officers fired at the pit bull mix to wound, not kill it. However, people who witnessed the incident on Mace Avenue say the shooting was unjustified.

Witnesses say police refused neighbors' offers to take the dog to the hospital. The pet eventually died from its injuries. Police say they had a warrant against the dog's owner, who resisted arrest. It remains unknown what charges he is facing.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 1 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
A 21-year-old woman died after being shot in 2 Man in custody in Tinton Ave. slaying
A pizzeria in Belmont that's been in the 3 Boogie Down Bites: Pugsley Pizza
A 46-year-old man was shot in the chest 4 Police: Man shot dead after dispute in the Bronx
A 46-year-old man was shot in the chest 5 Police: Man shot dead after dispute in the Bronx; suspect in custody

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE