Grand Island police shoot dog after biting incident

Grand Island police Tuesday had to put down one of two vicious dogs.
Grand Island police Tuesday had to put down one of two vicious dogs.(WBKO)
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 3:25 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island police officers shot and killed a dog in the middle of town Tuesday.

Police Captain Jim Duering told Local4 that two dogs, which were described as vicious, were roaming the area between 13th Street and Broadwell Avenue and Grand Island Central Catholic late Tuesday morning. Police were called around 11:30 a.m. after a report that the dogs, also described as medium to large breeds, had killed another smaller dog and had bitten two people.

Three officers attempted to capture the animals and when that failed had to shoot and kill one of the dogs. Duering said all three officers fired their handguns and the dog was struck multiple times. They were able to capture the second dog without injury to the dog or officers.

Duering did not confirm the owner of the dogs in question but did say they might be subject to criminal charges or citations. The extent of the bite injuries to the victims was not immediately known as of mid-afternoon Tuesday.

Duering said tests will be done on the live dog and the carcass of the dead dog to determine if they were diseased.

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