Long Beach Police Officer Shoots Pit Bull During Barricade

The dog was taken from the scene for medical treatment by animal control

By Christina Cocca
|  Thursday, Aug 22, 2013  |  Updated 7:31 AM PDT
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Long Beach Police Shoot Pit Bull


Long Beach police lined the street while on the scene of a barricade on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.. After arriving, an officer shot a pit bull.


A Long Beach police officer shot a pit bull during a short-lived barricade Thursday morning, police said.

Police responded to the 1900 block of San Francisco Avenue "regarding an unwelcome subject at a residence with a dog," said Nancy Pratt, Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman.

After the police arrived about 10:40 p.m., an officer shot the pit bull. The dog was taken away for treatment by animal control, and its condition was not immediately known.

A witness who said he lived a few houses down said he heard about six or seven shots.

Video from the scene showed police tape lining the street, and a dog could be heard barking.

The reason the officer shot the dog was not immediately known.

Meanwhile, a man was holed up inside an apartment complex for a few hours before being taken into custody about 12:30 a.m.

Additional details were not available.

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