We’ve been receiving tips about a heavy police presence near Fillmore Avenue and East 34th Street in Marine Park. According to a police scanner report from @NYCityAlerts, an NYPD officer fired his weapon at a “vicious” dog.
The scanner report notes that the dog was not struck by the gunfire.
Police have established a crime scene and is investigating the incident, a standard procedure any time an officer’s firearm is discharged on duty.
Brooklyn: E 34 St & Fillmore Ave. Shot was fired by NYPD officer at a vicious dog. The dog wasn’t struck by gunfire. Active crime scene NY02
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) April 18, 2013
UPDATE (3:05 p.m.): A tipster who lives near the dog owner, who resides on East 35th Street, sent in the following:
The dog is dangerous and has gotten loose many times . The police have been here several times. The owner refuses to put the dog down . He is an 81 year old man that simply can not handle the animal .. last year the dog attacked two puggs owned by [an Avenue R neighbor]
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