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Monday, August 21, 2006

Storm Lake Cop Shoots Dog During Drug Investigation


STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) -- The Storm Lake Police Department says one of its officers shot and killed a Rottweiler during a drug investigation last week.

The officer, who has not been identified, was responding to tip about drugs at home in Storm Lake on Thursday. Authorities say the officer went to the house and was standing at the front door when a large Rottweiler ran toward the officer "in an aggressive way" from the backyard.

The officer tried to leave the front yard, but wasn't able to leave when the dog charged. The officer then shot the dog.

The dog died, but the officer wasn't injured.

After a search warrant was secured for the house, police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the home and arrested Greg Paulson. He faces misdemeanor charges.


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