OGDEN — Police say an Ogden officer shot a dog after the animal allegedly attacked the officer.
According to a press release from the Ogden Police Department, officers responded to a call in the 2400 block of D. Avenue around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Officers were at the home to assist workers with Child Protective Services, according to the release.
When officers approached the house, a dog "came out from behind a vehicle in the driveway and attacked one of the officers," the release says.
The officer then drew his gun and shot the dog. The dog then "discontinued the attack," the release says.
Injuries to the dog were non-life threatening, and the dog was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment.
The incident is under investigation.
In a video uploaded to Facebook by the dog's owners, the dog can be seen with a bloody face after the incident.
Lindsy Maestas, one of the dog's owners, told the Standard-Examiner a different story than that of the Ogden Police.
Maestas said there were two police officers, and one officer asked her boyfriend to put the dog inside. When the boyfriend walked to get the dog, the other officer "felt threatened," took out his gun and shot the dog while the boyfriend was walking to get the dog.