Long Beach Police Officer Shoots Pit Bull During Barricade | NBC Southern California

Long Beach Police Officer Shoots Pit Bull During Barricade

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



    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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