Crime

Lexington police officer shoots, kills German shepherd that attacked and bit him

A Lexington police officer shot and killed a dog that repeatedly attacked him early Wednesday morning, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Shortly after midnight, officers responded to a 911 call from a home on the 800 block of Whitney Avenue. When they arrived, officers heard arguing from inside the home.

"When the front door opened, a large German shepherd ran out of the door and lunged at the officer," Roberts said. "The officer tried to run away, and then the dog bit the officer on the leg."

The officer continued to try to avoid the dog, but the animal kept lunging at him. "After being attacked for an extended period of time, the animal was put down," Roberts said.

No charges were brought against the residents, Roberts said. The information she had did not indicate how the disturbance was resolved.

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