Officer Kills Dog During Armed Robbery Investigation

January 31, 2008

Los Angeles: On Monday, January 28, 2008, at approximately 3:30 a.m., an officer shot and killed a pit bull while investigating an armed street robbery.

The incident began earlier in the evening when two suspects, described as male Hispanics, committed an armed street robbery at Sunset Boulevard and Gardner Street around 11 p.m. Using information associated with the suspects’ vehicle, officers conducted a follow-up investigation at the South Los Angeles residence of the vehicle’s registered owner.

An officer deployed to the backyard of the residence encountered a large pit bull where the dog was killed, and the two suspects from the residence were subsequently arrested and booked for robbery. No officers were injured in the incident.