A Pacifica Police officer shot and killed a "possible" pit bull after responding to an incident on Adobe Drive.
A female resident called the police just after 9a.m. Tuesday morning yelling that a loose dog had come into her house and was attacking her dog, a Corgi, Captain Joe Spanheimer said.
"When the first officer arrived on scene and entered the home, he saw the homeowner attempting to fend off a dog that was attacking her smaller dog," Spanheimer said.
The possible pit bull chased the smaller dog into a room after the officer arrived and pinned it to the floor by its throat, he said. When the officer approached, the aggressor dog turned to face the officer.
"The pit bull then started toward the officer who was approximately three to four feet away," Spanheimer said. "Fearing for his safety, the officer drew his service pistol and discharged one round at the pit bull striking it in the chest area. The pit bull subsequently expired."
Peninsula Humane Society Officers responded to the scene to assist the Pacifica Police Department, and an investigation determined that the pit bull and another loose dog, a husky, belonged to a nearby resident. The Humane Society, which will be handling the case from here on out, took both dogs and will be contacting the owner.
The Corgi was taken to a nearby animal hospital for its injuries.