MIDDLETOWN – An aggressive dog that was on a leash was shot and killed by a Middletown city police officer late Wednesday morning after the animal attacked him.
Officers were called to a report of a dog biting a pedestrian in the area of 90 North Street. The officer located the dog on a leash being held by an individual.
The officer asked the person holding the leash to close the leash in a patrol car door to secure the animal until animal control could arrive. The dog pulled the leash from the door and attacked the officer. He could not get away from the dog, had no safe area to retreat and had to shoot the animal, which died from the gunshot wounds.
One person was treated for puncture wounds at the scene. The owner
of the dog has not been located.