Englewood police shoot dog outside Walmart

Department said it was responding to gun threat from individual when dog attacked

Robert Tann
rtann@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 12/1/22

Officers with the Englewood Police Department shot an "aggressive" dog in a parking lot outside the Englewood Walmart Thursday afternoon according to a department statement.

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Englewood police shoot dog outside Walmart

Department said it was responding to gun threat from individual when dog attacked

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Officers with the Englewood Police Department shot an "aggressive" dog in a parking lot outside the Englewood Walmart Thursday afternoon according to a department statement.

According to the statement, at approximately 1:34 p.m. officers responded to a report of a person with a gun who had reportedly threatened another person near the 601 Englewood Parkway area off Hampden Avenue.

 Officers located the suspect's vehicle and initiated a high-risk traffic stop on the vehicle in the parking lot near the Walmart store, the department's statement added.

While ordering the driver out of the vehicle, a dog "charged at the officers" who then shot the dog with a taser and gun "to protect themselves." The dog was transported to a nearby emergency vet clinic where it later died.

The department sent a tweet at 2:30 p.m. about police activity in the area and later confirmed to Colorado Community Media at 3:40 p.m. that a shooting had occurred. In a short video posted in response to the department's tweet, several gunshots can be heard and police cars and officers seen at a parking lot near the Walmart.

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