Dog shot by Warwick Police following attack on Greenwich Avenue

Warwick Beacon ·

Warwick Police shot a dog Sunday night on Greenwich Avenue. According to police, a dog attacked another dog and multiple people, but was stopped by a responding Warwick Police officer.

Warwick Police reported an officer-involved shooting occurred around 7:55 p.m., Sunday, May 26.

According to a Warwick Police media release, officers were dispatched to 734 Greenwich Ave. for a domestic disturbance between a man and a woman.

On their way to the scene, police were informed “that a dog was attacking another dog and multiple people.”

“The first officer on scene observed a dog actively attacking multiple persons in the front yard of the residence,” according to Warwick Police. “The dog charged at the officer and (bit) him.”

Warwick Police did not immediately identify the officer.

According to police, the “officer fired his firearm, stopping the dog.”

Warwick Fire Department Rescue was called to the scene. Police said the “officer and one of the persons (bitten) by the dog were transported to the hospital and are being treated for their injuries” and “the dog was taken by officers to a local animal hospital where it was pronounced deceased.”

According to WPD, “this is an active investigation, updates will be provided in future press releases.”

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