- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say an officer responding to a home robbery shot and wounded a dog that confronted him in a yard in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb.

San Marino police Chief John Incontro says a woman returned to her home after dropping her kids at school Thursday and discovered a burglar in the house.

The suspect confronted the woman and she ran upstairs, locking herself in a bedroom and calling 911.

The chief tells KABC-TV the suspect stole a white Mercedes SUV from the garage and drove off.

Responding officers were searching nearby yards when they were rushed by a large black dog. Incontro says one officer, fearing for his safety, shot the barking dog.

The dog was taken to an animal hospital in unknown condition.

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Information from: KABC-TV, https://abclocal.go.com/kabc/


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