Police Officer Shoots Vicious Dog That Attacks Him

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October 9, 2014 12:04pm PST

Shocking footage has surfaced that shows a police officer shoot a vicious dog that attacks him on a residential street.

The cop was on patrol in the neighborhood when he came upon the pit-bull mix dog, whose name is Tucker. Tucker’s owner says the dog had gone outside to use the bathroom, but what ended up happening was far worse.

The dog lunges at the cop with his teeth barred in full attack mode. Thinking quickly, the police officer shoots Tucker and saves his own life.

Miraculously, Tucker survived and is currently recovering at a veterinary clinic.

“In this case, it was pretty clear that the dog was acting aggressively and attacked the officer,” said East Haven police spokesman Lt. David Emerman. “It was totally unprovoked.”

What do you think of this disturbing video? Should the dog face any punishment? Sound off in the comments below!

H/T: Liveleak

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