Yuma police officer shoots aggressive dog

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YUMA, Ariz. -- A Yuma police officer shot a dog that was acting aggressively Sunday morning.

A woman called authorities regarding two dogs at large in a business complex in the 1000 block of West 24th Street. She said one of the animals had been aggressive toward her, according to the Yuma Police Department.

While approaching the two dogs, a Yuma animal control officer was attacked by the aggressive dog.

The officer was able to keep the dog at bay with his catch pole, however, the dog charged at a police officer who had arrived to help. The officer subsequently shot the animal.

The wounded dog, which had no collar or microchip, was later euthanized.

The second dog ran away from the area and was not located. 

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact the Yuma Police Department at 928-373-4700 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous.