COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- A dog owner says police shot and killed both of her dogs Wednesday evening in Commerce City. Witnesses said Thursday the two dogs viciously attacked a woman and her small dog and police didn't have any choice but to shoot the pets.
This happened near East 60th Avenue and Newport Street.
The woman talked to FOX31 Denver but did not want to be identified. She says she was at work and when she arrived home she found that officers shot and killed her two dogs.
She says police told her they shot them because they "went after someone."
The injured woman's boyfriend says she was seriously hurt and might require surgery. Another witness to the attack believe officers took the correct option to stop what was happening to the woman.
The owner of the dogs, a rottweiler and a "mix" named Cisqo and Snickers, says they have barked at strangers in the past. She does not believe they should've been killed.
She thinks the wind must have blown the gate open and that's how they got out of her yard.
She says she had the two dogs since they were puppies and she never had any trouble with them before Wednesday. The woman says she received a ticket for having aggressive dogs.
The two officers involved in the shooting were on paid leave Thursday night. A full report on the incident was expected Friday from Commerce City Police.