Monday, August 1, 2011

Dog shot by police officer

From Lincoln Journal Star

A Lincoln police officer shot a pit bull Monday afternoon while trying to arrest a man on a warrant, police say.
The officer was driving by the house at 5327 Cleveland St. just before 6:30 p.m. when he saw a man whom he knew had an arrest warrant, Capt. David Beggs said.
The man went into his garage when the officer approached, and an unleashed pit bull advanced toward the officer in a menacing way, Beggs said. The officer fired a shot.
Police arrested Shawn W. VanDyke, 34, on a misdemeanor theft warrant. He also was cited for failure to comply.
His wife took the dog, which was able to jump into her SUV on its own, to a veterinarian. The vet told police the dog was expected to survive, Beggs said.

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