Berkeley cop shoots dog

Monday October 21, 2002

A Berkeley police officer shot and killed a pit bull Sunday while responding to a domestic disturbance in northeast Berkeley, authorities said. 

According to police, when two officers arrived at the scene sometime between 6:30 and 7 a.m., a pit bull emerged from between two houses and attacked one of the officers. The officer then shot the dog, which died at the scene, police said. 

One person was arrested in connection for the domestic dispute. Police would not disclose if the dog belonged to the couple that called in the complaint. 

The dog’s body was taken to the Berkeley Animal Shelter on Second Street, a police spokeswoman said. 


–Compiled from staff and wire reports