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News Release

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Media Relations

Dogs Charge Officers, Resulting in an Officer Involved Shooting

Los Angeles: On February 28, 2008, at around 8:55 p.m., Police Officer Josh Wade and his partner responded to a "Domestic Violence" radio call in the 7500 block of Leescott Avenue in Van Nuys.

When the officers walked towards the home, they noticed that the front door was open. When Officer Wade reached the sidewalk, two large dogs, a Bullmastiff and a Labrador Pit Bull mix, charged out the front door at Officer Wade. Officer Wade fired one round missing the Bullmastiff and both dogs retreated back inside the house. The investigation revealed that no crime had occurred and there were no injuries as a result of the shooting.

Police Officer Josh Wade has served with the LAPD for three years.

Van Nuys homicide detectives are conducting the investigation.

For additional information, please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.