La Mesa cop shoots at ‘aggressive’ dog

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LA MESA, Calif. – A La Mesa police officer fired two shots at a dog that was charging him and his partner Monday, but neither bullet hit the animal, authorities said.

Two La Mesa police officers went to a home near the intersection of Grape and Lee streets around 8 a.m. to check on a possible domestic argument at a home in the 7800 block of Grape Street, La Mesa police Lt. Chad
Bell said.

When they arrived, a large dog charged out of the driveway at the officers. One of the patrolmen fired two shots at the dog but missed both times.  Meanwhile, the other officer maneuvered the animal into the patrol car, Bell said.

Police took the dog to the El Cajon Animal Shelter, where an animal control officer will "evaluate how violent it is," Bell told City News Service.

Back at the house in La Mesa, officers interviewed the residents and determined that no crime had been committed. It was simply a case or "some family members not getting along," Bell said. No one was arrested.