LAFAYETTE, LA — Lafayette Police officers say they were forced to shoot and kill a dog that approached them aggressively.
Officials say the incident happened on Monday, Jan. 7 shortly after noon. Officers were dispatched to a home located on the 200 block of Montauban Drive regarding an alarm that was activated. When officers arrived they began checking the perimeter and entered the backyard of the home. That’s when they say the large dog approached them.
We’re told both officers opened fire on the animal. The dog died at the scene. Neither officer was injured.
It is standard procedure for an investigation to be launched any time an officer discharges a weapon. The Lafayette Police Department’s Internal Affairs division is currently investigating to ensure proper protocol was observed.