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News Release

Monday, January 7, 2008

Media Relations

Mountain Lion Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: A Los Angeles Police Department reserve officer discharged his firearm at a mountain lion that was attacking a dachshund.

On Thursday, January 3, 2008, at about 6:30 p.m., Reserve Officer Carmen Silicato, was in the backyard of his residence, when a mountain lion attacked his dog. The officer shot and killed the lion with his firearm after the lion carried the dog up a tree. The lion eventually released the dog and later died.

The dog was injured but survived the attack.

Foothill Detectives are handling the investigation.