Man shoots dog in Pasadena

PASADENA — A man shot and wounded his neighbor’s dog Wednesday after mistakenly believing it was attacking a child, police said.
The incident took place about 6:45 p.m. in the 700 block of North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Tom Delgado said.
A woman had two dogs — a pit bull and a mixed-breed animal — in her front yard then they began to fight, the lieutenant said.
“A neighbor saw what he thought was a a dog biting a child,” Delgado said.
The neighbor than retrieved a handgun and shot the pit bull, he said.
The neighbor told police he asked the woman if she wanted him to shoot the dog before opening fire and she agreed, Delgado said.
The owner of the wounded dog and her animals had not been seen since the incident Wednesday evening, Delgado said, so the woman’s account was unavailable.
Police took a report and plan to send it to the City Attorney’s Office to seek a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm within city limits, he said.

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