SACRAMENTO - Sacramento SWAT officers were forced to shoot a dog while executing a search warrant for narcotics at a home on the 1000 block of Los Robles Boulevard on Wednesday.
Officer Doug Morse of the Sacramento Police Department said the SWAT team was entering the home around 9:30 a.m. when the dog charged an officer.
Fearing for his safety, the officer shot the dog at least once, said Morse.
The dog was removed from the scene by Animal Control. Morse said it was alive, but did not provide any specific information on its condition.
According to Morse, a weapon, drugs and drug paraphernalia were all located in the home during the search. Three adults and one infant were also in the home at the time of the incident.
One of the adults was arrested at the scene, and Child Protective Services was called to the home to determine whether the infant was in any danger.