Kennett officer shoots, kills dog after charged by pack of dogs

Published: Dec. 22, 2014 at 5:24 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2014 at 9:38 PM CST
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KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - A Kennett police officer shot at two dogs and killed one of them after a pack of dogs charged at him.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Wimberly and Bradley streets around 1 p.m. on Sunday in reference to several vicious dogs running loose and trying to attack citizens in the area, according to the Kennett Police Department.

Several people who had been chased or attacked by the dogs and several witnesses spoke to police. Officers were told that the dogs lived in the 1600 block of Bradley.

The officers found the dogs and they ran back to their pen. The officers boarded up the hole to help prevent the dogs from getting out again.

Later that day, as one of the officers tried to make contact at the home, the pack of about six dogs came from the rear of the home and charged at the officer.

The officer shot at the dogs to protect himself. One of the dogs later died. A second was wounded in the face, but is expected to survive.

The owner of the dogs had been out of town and it is not clear as to exactly how the dogs were able to get free.

The owners of the dogs face possible violations.

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