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Two dogs shot and killed by police in Commerce City

The officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
The officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Two Commerce City police officers shot and killed two dogs on Wednesday evening at E. 60th and Newport Street in Kusa according to a report by Colorado's

The officers responded to a report of two dogs attacking a woman and her small dog.

One officer then shot the two attacking dogs which belonged to Elena Nunez. The owner was extremely upset and wanted to know why the policemen didn't use other, less fatal measures to subdue the dogs. One of the dogs was a Rottweiler and the other dog was described as a mixed breed.

The woman attacked was treated for minor injuries at the scene. There has been no report on the condition of the small dog.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. According to the Commerce City Police Department, both officers have received training in handling dog attack situations.

A Commerce City Police Department officer was involved in the fatal shooting of a family's therapy dog on Nov. 24, 2012 when Officer Robert Price shot and killed Chloe, a chocolate Labrador retriever after the gentle dog wandered out of the garage where she was being cared for by a neighbor when her owner had been out of town.

Read the tragic story of Chloe by clicking here.

The officer was found not guilty, however a civil lawsuit is still in the court system.

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