STOCKTON (CBS13) – Police say an officer was forced to shoot two dogs that were attacking another dog.
The incident happened Saturday morning at a home near S. Hunter and E. 4th Streets. According to the Stockton Police Department, an officer was called to the scene on a report of two vicious pit bulls.READ MORE: Hamilton Fans Evacuated After Fire Alarm Goes Off In Sacramento Convention Center
At the scene, the dogs’ owner contacted the officer and said that the two pit bulls had broken out his yard and went into his neighbor’s yard. The dogs were attacking his neighbor’s dog, the owner said.READ MORE: Missing Marysville Teen Carmen Miller May Be Victim Of Sex Trafficking, Police Say
Police say the owner had asked his neighbor to shoot the pit bulls. One shot had been fired into the ground to try and scare the dogs, but it had no effect.
The officer then went into the yard and saw that the pit bulls were still attacking the other dog. The officer then shot the pit bulls, killing one at the scene. The other was euthanized at the hospital.MORE NEWS: Proposed Campground Expansion At Auburn State Recreation Area Draws Concern Over Wildfire Risk
Police say the dog that was attacked has been taken to the hospital. Its condition is unclear.