Metro officer shoots pit bull that charged him during fatal crash investigation

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are currently in a neighborhood by Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard investigating a fatal crash, which led to a dog getting shot by one Metro officer.

Metro Police brief on the fatal traffic accident and a police officer shooting a dog near Nellis and Sahara this afternoon.

Posted by 8 News Now on Saturday, July 27, 2019

The shooting occurred as officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Cascade Street to investigate a fatal crash, which has since been deemed a suicide. Details around the suicide by vehicle are still vague, but we do know the driver of a car involved is who died.

As officers approached a home in the area to talk to residents, a pit bull came out. Officers attempted to use a dog pole to catch the dog when it charged at the officer. A second officer then fired striking the dog.

At this time, the dog’s condition remains unknown.

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