Investigation underway after Las Cruces police officer shoots aggressive dog

Courtesy of MGN Online.

Police are investigating a shooting involving a Las Cruces officer and a dog that occurred Monday morning.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. on the 1200 block of South Valley Drive.

Police said an officer was investigating a suspicious vehicle that was parked behind a business when a pit bull charged at the officer.

The officer fired his service weapon at least once and struck the dog, police said.

The dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment but was later euthanized.

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