Posted: Sep 1, 2013 8:56 PM by KBZK News
Updated: Sep 1, 2013 10:39 PM
After reportedly being charged twice by a dog, a Bozeman Police officer shot and killed the animal.
It happened last night at the Wagon Wheel trailer park near West Main Street. Police received a call of a loud music coming from one of the trailers. An officer responded and knocked on the door. Police say the music was so loud the officer began yelling, trying to get the attention of anyone in the trailer. That's when a pit bull came running out.
According to police, the dog charged the officer baring its teeth. The second time the dog charged, the officer shot the dog once, killing it.
Police say the owner of the dog then became unruly, yelling at his neighbors for calling the police. He was arrested and faces misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges.
This is the second dog shot by a Bozeman police officer this month. On Aug. 1, a dog was shot near Peets Hill. In that case two officers say the dog was being aggressive towards them. They shot the dog twice and injured it. The dog was later euthanized.
Bozeman police will investigate the shooting, as they do anytime an officer's gun is discharged.