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Trinidad & Tobago: Pit bull shot by police after owner allegedly urges it to attack

Police said they were forced to open fire on a dog after its owner allegedly let it loose upon officers.

Loop News was told the incident took place around 1pm yesterday in Quarry Street, Diego Martin.

Officers of the Western Division Task Force made their way to a house in the area, where they intended to execute a search warrant for dangerous drugs.

Upon arrival, they observed a group of men gathered in a yard, who scattered upon seeing the officers. 

The officers gave chase and after passing a house, one of the men stopped and pointed in the direction of the officers.

The police then heard “go after them, boy!” and the officers observed a grey pitbull running in their direction.

In keeping with the use of force policy, two officers discharged their firearms in the direction of the pit bull which subsequently fell to the ground.

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