Police officer shoots, kills dog after attack

Dog Attacks Officer

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro police officer shot and killed a dog after it pinned him against a home during an attack.

It happened in the area of Warner and South Culberhouse Saturday morning.

According to the report, the officer got a call concerning a "vicious" dog in the area.

When the officer arrived, he saw the white and tan dog chase a man walking down the street.

The dog stopped and sat on a porch in the 700-block of Warner.

As the officer tried to knock on the owner's front door, the dog started to "growl and show its teeth," according to the report.

The officer stepped off the porch and the dog tried to bite his leg.

He ran back to his patrol car and called Jonesboro Animal Control to help catch the dog.

An animal control officer tried to catch the dog so it could be held until the owner could pick it up.

The dog then put up another fight with the officer.

The report stated "the dog ran through a hole in the fence and began to charge and bite" the officer.

Shortly after that, the officer kicked at the dog for his own safety, and that is when the officer fell into a bush.

He was blocked between a neighboring house and the dog.

That is when the officer shot the dog.

Jonesboro police contacted the dog's owner by phone.

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