Dog Attacks Lead to Police Shooting in NW DC - NBC4 Washington

Dog Attacks Lead to Police Shooting in NW DC

German Shepherd attacked 3



    News 4's Jackie Bensen has the latest on dog attacks in NW Washington. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012)

    D.C. police say an officer has shot and killed a German Shepherd that attacked several people in the northwest section of the city.

    Authorities say they were able to contain the dog on Tuesday evening, but it then attacked a responding officer.   Police said the officer shot and killed the dog near 14th Street and Tewkesbury Place, about a half mile away from the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

    According to officers, the dog bit a man and woman, and attacked a man in a wheelchair.

    All the victims were hospitalized, but are expected to be OK.

    One of the victims told the News4 a small white dog joined the German Shepherd when he was attacked. An internal investigation has been launched into the shooting.