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Dog bites officer, shot three times

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jul 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-16 13:21:25-04

BOISE, ID— Boise Police officer shot a dog after he was bitten on Friday night.

At around 8:44 p.m. on Friday, Ada County dispatch received a report of a fight in the front yard of a home on the 2200 block of S. Pond St.

The officer arrived on scene and attempted to break up the fight between two men when a large dog belonging to one of the men attacked him.

Police said the dog posed an imminent danger to the officer and the citizens present at that time. The dog bit the officer's knee causing a significant injury and the officer shot the dog three times.

Officers later learned the dog had bitten the second person involved in the fight as well.

The dog was on its way to get medical treatment, and the officer was also receiving medical care. 

There is an active investigation underway and charges are pending.