Police shoot cow that nearly trampled boy in Chandler

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Police say they had to shoot a cow that was on the loose in Chandler.

The cow was on the run about 7 p.m. Sunday in the area of Queen Creek and Alma School roads.

Officers said the cow got aggressive and nearly trampled a 9-year-old boy. Andy Gallardo said he got a small scrape on his shin but is OK.

Chandler police Sgt. Joe Favazzo said the cow was head-butting and body-slamming into police cars, leaving them dented near the rear and passenger doors.

The cow was running into traffic when officers say they were forced to open fire.

There is no word on how the cow got loose.