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News Release

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Media Relations

Dog Attacks Officers

Los Angeles: An officer shot at a pit bull when the dog charged at the officers.

On October 18, 2007, at about 11:40 AM, Officer David Solis and his partner responded to a radio call of pit bulls attacking pedestrians at the 1500 block of Ricardo Street.

When officers arrived, they observed the pedestrians with bite marks. As Animal Services secured one of the dogs, the other dog charged at the officers.

Officer Solis fired one round missing the dog.

The second dog was later safely contained and controlled. Both dogs were impounded by Animal Services.

Hollenbeck Area Detectives are conducting the investigation.