Two dogs were shot and killed after they reportedly charged a Sacramento police officer arresting a suspect this afternoon.
Police Department spokesman Sgt. Andrew Pettit said two officers were following up on general narcotics activities at 2:18 p.m. when they detained two suspects, a man and a woman. He said the woman had injuries that reportedly were inflicted by another man, her boyfriend, who as at a nearby residence in the 4200 block of Y Street.
Officers went to the residence, and one officer went into the back yard to contact the man, who was also suspected of narcotics activity. While in the back yard, the officer was charged by three dogs, described as pit bull/bulldog-type breeds, Pettit said. The officer, fearing for his safety, fired at the dogs, killing two of them. Pettit said the third dog was not shot and was later isolated.
The two male suspects were taken into custody, and the woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment of the injuries believed to have resulted from domestic violence.