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Stratford cop shoots dog after it bit child

Ethan FryMay 14, 2019

STRATFORD — A police officer shot a dog after it attacked a child on Everett Street Tuesday.

In a prepared statement, Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti said a police officer saw the dog attacking the child about 2:45 p.m.

“The dog would not release the child and the Officer used his Taser on the animal in an attempt to stop the attack,” Eannotti said. “The dog released the child who then ran to safety.”

However, the dog then turned on the officer, who used his Taser again, but “to no effect.”

“The officer retreated and was ultimately forced to shoot the dog to stop the attack,” Eannotti said.

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