Cops Shoot Dog on East Village Street

Police were responding to a call for a man passed out on a sidewalk when its apparent pet dog became aggressive toward the officers

Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 12:02 PM EDT
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Cops Shoot Dog on East Village Street

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Aerial view over the scene of the dog shooting in East Village

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Police shot a dog on a street in the East Village Monday after it allegedly tried to attack officers, according to authorities.

Officers were responding to a call to check on a man who appeared to be passed out on a sidewalk at 14th Street and 2nd Avenue Monday afternoon, police said. A dog near the man, who was possibly homeless, began attacking the officers.

That's when police opened fire on the dog. The dog, identified as a female named Star, was taken into custody by Animal Care and Control.

On Friday, they reported she is in critical but stable condition and is showing some signs of improvement.

An officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said. Investigation is continuing.

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