The owners of a pit bull that was shot by an officer in Fort Lauderdale after police said it attacked a K-9 Friday morning said they think the killing could have been avoided.
The incident happened in the 1500 block of Northwest 24th Avenue, when officers responded to an in-progress burglary at a nearby business, Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Det. DeAnna Garcia said.
When the officers arrived, the suspects fled into the yard where the dog was, Garcia said. The officers were trying to catch the suspects when the dog attacked the K-9.
Antonio Stann, the pit bull's owner, said he had warned police about the dog and told them not to open the fence, which was chained and had a sign reading "Beware of The Dog."
Stann's father, Anthony Sinkfield, said he tried to stop the officers...
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