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NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - Officials in Idaho have released
video of a dog attacking a police officer during a welfare check at a home in
Nampa on Monday afternoon.
Sgt. Tim Randall with Nampa Police said the
attack led an officer to shoot and kill one of the dogs. Neither officer was
The incident was caught on video by a small camera officers wear
and activate during responses to calls, Randall said.
Police said two
officers went to a residence Monday afternoon to check on two juvenile
When they arrived, police said they found the side door of the
home partially open and were soon attacked by two large dogs. One of the offers
fired his handgun and killed one dog.
One dog bit through an officer's
gun belt and punctured a mace canister holder, Randall said. Neither officer was
injured and the children were found to be unharmed in the home.
animal control officers identified the dogs as a Mastiff- pit bull mix and a
Chesapeake - pit bull mix.
No charges have been filed and the incident is
still under investigation.
Sgt. Randall said its the third time in five
years officers have shot a dog while on a call, but this was the first time a
dog was killed.
"It seemed like the officer felt really bad - he was
shaking his head," said Larry Carver, who was at the home and described the pet
as a family dog. "At the moment he panicked and started firing - and I don't
think that was right."
Police say the officer acted
"Our officers are allowed and trained to use deadly force
when they feel their life is in danger, " said Deputy Chief Craig Kingsbury.
"And in my opinion it's what this officer felt."
He said all Nampa police
and animal control officers have been using the wearable cameras for the last
In: Regional News
Tags: police, officer, cop, shoots, kills, dog, pit, bull
Location: Nampa, Idaho, United States (load item map)
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