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News Release

Friday, February 29, 2008

Media Relations

Police Shoot and Miss Charging Pit Bull, Owner Arrested

Los Angeles: Four people were arrested after the owner of a Pit Bull instructed his dog to attack two officers at an apartment in Hollywood.

On February 28, 2008, shortly after 10:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to loud music and yelling radio call at a home in the 6100 block of Afton Place.

While the officers were speaking to a tenant, an aggressive Pit Bull emerged from inside the apartment and charged the officers. The officers felt their lives were being threatened, so one of them discharged his weapon at the raging dog and missed.

There were no injuries to the officers or other persons inside the apartment.

Three of the suspects were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and the other was arrested for interfering with a police officer.

The arrestees were; Ovidio Lainez, 22; Nigelsky Moran, 25; Nelson Rodriguez, 22; and Albertina Cordoba, 25.

The officer involved shooting investigation is being handled by Hollywood Division.