September 13, 2010
A D.C. police officer shot and killed a dog at a street fair in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood.
The officer shot the animal Sunday afternoon during the Adams
Morgan Day festival.
Twenty-five-year-old Aaron Block said he was walking Parrot, a 2-year-old Shar-Pei mix, when the dog bit a poodle that was passing by. Blocks says he separated the two dogs and was trying to get Parrot under control when police arrived. A police officer then got involved and shot the dog, though the details of what happened remain unclear.
Jacob Kishter, commander of the 3rd Police District, said that the dog "aggressively" ran at the officer and that the dog's shooting was justified. The officer, a 25-year-veteran, fired one shot, fatally wounding the dog.