Halifax police officer shoots dog during investigation in Dartmouth

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Metro Halifax - Staff

Halifax police say an officer was forced to shoot a dog during a surveillance operation in Dartmouth.

A release from Halifax Regional Police states that patrol members were watching a home in the 300 block of Portland Street – a mixed residential and commercial area roughly between Brenton Street and Lakefront Road  - around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Two dogs ran from the property in question and charged a police officer on the street in front of the residence. The officer shot at the dogs three times, hitting one of them, and they ran back to the home.

A 911 call came in moments later from the residence about the shooting, and police officers on the scene took the dog and its owner to the emergency veterinary clinic in Burnside.

The dog is described as a “bull terrier breed.” There’s no word on its condition.

The release states that the original investigation that police were conducting is ongoing, and officers remain at the scene.

Geographic location: Halifax, Dartmouth, Portland Street Brenton Street Lakefront Road Burnside

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