A Wichita police officer shot and killed a Rottweiler dog Tuesday night after its owner lost control of the dog and it attacked two people, police said.
The incident happened at 11:10 p.m. in the 1700 block of S. Yale, police Lt. Doug Nolte said. Officers responded to a 911 call reporting the dog was attacking people in the street.
“When the dog was able to be isolated from individuals, it continued to be in a defensive posture and officers were concerned, as well as citizens that it would continue to attack,” Nolte said.
A 28-year-old man was taken to Via Christi Hospital on Harry for treatment of dog bites. A second person at the scene did not need medical treatment.
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It marks the sixth animal shooting by an officer this year. Last year, there were 23 animal shootings.
Animal control officers are investigating.