A dog was shot and killed by police in East Hollywood Friday when the canine got loose and charged officers who had responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call.

It happened about 11:10 a.m. in the 1500 block of N. Serrano Avenue, said Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.

“When officers got there, they met with family members who advised the dog was secure,” Vanegas said.

But the pit bull-Labrador mix got loose and charged officers, prompting at least one of them to open fire, she said. No officers were hurt.

A suspect was arrested at the scene on suspicion of making criminal threats, according to the LAPD.

City News Service

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