Police Officer Forced To Shoot Dog

A police officer in Elizabeth City was forced to shoot a dog while serving a search warrant Tuesday morning.

It happened on Hunter Street in Elizabeth City early Tuesday morning. Police say the officer and a police K-9 were going to issue a search warrant when a dog from a few houses down rushed the officer and his dog. The officer shot the dog. The rottweiler/lab mix is in the animal hospital in Edenton.

Police ended up arresting the man whose home they came to search. No word yet on whether the owner of the dog that was shot will face charges for not having the dog on a leash.

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