Teen injured after officer fatally shoots dog outside Auburn home

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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An officer shot and killed a dog that ran outside from a family home on Friday, while responding to the report of a missing teenager, according to the Auburn Police Department.The teenager was also injured in the incident. Officials said the officer responded to the home on Cedar Street around 9:20 p.m. after an 11-year-old child called 911 and said his 14-year-old sister had left the home while their parents were not there.The police department said an officer was walking to the front door when it opened with the 14-year-old girl inside. That’s when officials said the 140-pound dog charged toward the officer. Officials said the dog had its paws on the officer’s chest and was trying to bite them when the officer fired his gun. The officer shot four times, striking the dog twice.The police department said the dog retreated and died from its injuries. The officer had a minor dog bite on their hand, the police department said. The officer was not taken to the hospital.The teenager had a cut on her knee, which officials said may be due to a bullet fragment. She was taken to a hospital where she was treated for her injury.The Placer County District Attorney will investigate the incident. The police department said they did not initially share what happened with the public because “cases involving children and animals are often polarizing and create vitriol on social media.”See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

An officer shot and killed a dog that ran outside from a family home on Friday, while responding to the report of a missing teenager, according to the Auburn Police Department.

The teenager was also injured in the incident.

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Officials said the officer responded to the home on Cedar Street around 9:20 p.m. after an 11-year-old child called 911 and said his 14-year-old sister had left the home while their parents were not there.

The police department said an officer was walking to the front door when it opened with the 14-year-old girl inside. That’s when officials said the 140-pound dog charged toward the officer.

Officials said the dog had its paws on the officer’s chest and was trying to bite them when the officer fired his gun. The officer shot four times, striking the dog twice.

The police department said the dog retreated and died from its injuries. The officer had a minor dog bite on their hand, the police department said. The officer was not taken to the hospital.

The teenager had a cut on her knee, which officials said may be due to a bullet fragment. She was taken to a hospital where she was treated for her injury.

The Placer County District Attorney will investigate the incident.

The police department said they did not initially share what happened with the public because “cases involving children and animals are often polarizing and create vitriol on social media.”

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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