Dog shot by officer investigating home robbery in wealthy Los Angeles suburb



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SAN MARINO, California — Authorities say an officer responding to a home robbery shot and wounded a dog that confronted him in a yard in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb.

San Marino police Chief John Incontro says a woman returned to her home after dropping her kids at school Thursday and discovered a burglar in the house.

The suspect confronted the woman and she ran upstairs, locking herself in a bedroom and calling 911.

The chief tells KABC-TV the suspect stole a white Mercedes SUV from the garage and drove off.

Responding officers were searching nearby yards when they were rushed by a large black dog. Incontro says one officer, fearing for his safety, shot the barking dog.

The dog was taken to an animal hospital in unknown condition.


Information from: KABC-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/

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