Friday, June 3, 2016

NASHVILLE TN - A PIT BULL CHARGED A POLICE OFFICER AGGRESSIVELY LEADING HIM TO SHOOT IT

(Photo: WKRN)
(WKRN) – Metro-Nashville police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in North Nashville where a  PIT BULL  was shot and wounded.
According to police, North Precinct Commander Terrance Graves was on his way to work this morning around 8 a.m. when he saw a Husky breed dog running loose on Clay Street near Ninth Avenue North.
Commander Graves stopped and put the dog in the yard of a house where he believed the owner lived.
Authorities told News 2 Graves then walked to the house to alert the 
homeowner, which is when a pit bull from a neighboring yard appeared.
Police said the dog charged the officer aggressively, leading him to shoot it.
The dog was wounded and taken to the vet where it was last listed as stable, according to officials.
Commander Graves is cooperating with the shooting investigation, which Metro police said is standard any time an officer fires their weapon outside of training.
The owner of the pit bull and the owner of the Husky are going to be cited for letting their dogs run free without a leash.
Commander Graves is not on administrative leave but an internal investigation will continue throughout the day.

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