Turlock police officers had to shoot a pit bull after it came charging at them while they were investigating a trespassing report.
Shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday, a resident in the 300 block of Florence Avenue contacted police to report a man was trespassing at a vacant residence and that the trespasser’s dog had attacked him.
When officers arrived, the dog was tethered to a tree, but broke free from its leash and charged at the approaching officers. The officers fired at the dog and struck it. Animal Control officers responded to the scene and took the dog to a local veterinarian, but it did not survive its injuries, according to the police report.
The man, Cas Young, 45, was arrested for having an unlicensed animal.