Officer shoots aggressive dog in Hampton

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A Hampton police officer shot an aggressive dog Friday while responding to a call about a stolen moped.

According to the Hampton Police Division, the officer responded to the 1200 block of Pansy Street around 9 p.m.

The person who called about the moped was walking with his unleashed dog toward the officer. Police said that’s when the dog aggressively charged at the officer, who feared for his safety and shot the dog once in the upper body.

The medium-sized mixed breed dog was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment.

The officer was not hurt.

The dog’s owner was issued a summons for failure to secure a canine license.

Hampton Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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