CLEVELAND - An investigation is under way after a dog was shot and killed by Cleveland Police Sunday morning, injuring a woman standing nearby.
Police said the incident happened around 9:00 a.m. at East 140th & Rugby Avenue when a Fifth District Officer discharged his city issued shotgun killing a Rottweiler dog.
While on routine patrol of the E. 140th & Rugby, the Officer observed the Rottweiler attacking a smaller dog. The owner of the Rottweiler was on scene and could not control or get the animal to stop attacking the smaller dog. At this time the officer discharged his city issued shotgun killing the Rottweiler.
As result of the officer shooting the dog, a woman standing nearby, who was approximately 120 feet away from the location, was struck with a ricochet or debris from the discharge.
The woman was treated for a superficial wound to the back of the head.
The smaller dog was conveyed to a west-side animal clinic.
The Cleveland Division of Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team responded to the scene and the matter remains under investigation at this time.
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