Police: Dog shot by officer during attack has died

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DENVER -- Denver police said a teenage suspect ordered his dog to attack a police officer during an arrest attempt Monday night. The dog did attack and the officer shot the dog, which later died of its injuries.

The incident happened near West 8th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard.

The teenage suspect escaped and remained at large Tuesday.

Animal control officers took the dog away on a stretcher for treatment. Police said the dog was still alive Monday night, and witnesses said they could see the dog was moving.

However, police said Tuesday the dog had died. It was a rottweiler/boxer mix according to police.

Investigators said that all officers were OK.

Police were looking for a 16-year-old suspect in white shorts who was not wearing a shirt. FOX31 Denver's Julie Hayden reported the teen was wanted for assault and escape.

A large crowd gathered after they heard the gunshots.


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