Newark – Today, October 12, at 11:24 a.m., Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Meadow Lane in regards to an unknown problem, according to authorities.
Officials said upon arrival, the officers attempted to make contact with the resident at the front door, however, they got no response. While standing near the front of the residence, officers heard yelling coming from within the residence. Officers then attempted to enter the residence but were unsuccessful.
Officers then backed down the driveway to wait for additional officers and it was at this point the front door opened. A dog resembling a pit-bull terrier exits the residence and charged at officers, according to police.
One of the officers backed away from the driveway and attempted to kick the dog to get it away from him, however, the dog continued its attack. The officer was then forced to shoot one round at the dog, which caused the dog to return back into the house, according to police.
Officials said the dog was picked up by animal control and taken to a local animal hospital, where it is expected to survive.