News release - 9/10/2012

Published 9/10/2012 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT:  Dog shot and killed
DATE/TIME:  9-6-12 / 1747 hours
LOCATION:  Single family dwelling, 600 Block of East Poplar Street
VICTIM(S):  68-year old male
PREPARED BY:  Commander Marty Meyer, martin.meyer@oxnardpd.org
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Commander Marty Meyer, martin.meyer@oxnardpd.org
Sergeant Alex Rangel, Public Information Officer
(805) 385-7631 alex.rangel@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:
On 9-6-12, at 1747 hours, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 Block of East Poplar Street re: an overdose.
 
As officers walked up on the residence, a dog came out of an open gate to the rear of the residence rushing a lone officer. A 68-year old male subject was near the dog and the officer directed this subject to control the dog. The dog continued to advance. The officer feared the dog would attack him (the officer), so the officer shot the dog a number of times. The male, grabbed the dog at which time the dog bit the male. The dog then died.
 
The subject who was bitten was treated for minor injuries at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. A female was treated at a local hospital re: the overdose.
 
The officer (name withheld) was not injured.
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  9-7-12, 0040 hours



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