SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A police officer in downtown San Francisco shot a dog Wednesday afternoon when the dog allegedly advanced on the officer.
The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. on Cyril Magnin Street, between Market and Eddy streets, according to police. Witnesses said the dog had been riding in a shopping cart.
As uniformed patrol officers walked down the street, the dog advanced on one officer.
The officer retreated but shot at the dog, striking it once.
The dog was taken to the hospital by San Francisco Animal Care and Control officers, where it had to be euthanized.
The dog's owner has been detained by police, although police did not say what he was suspected of.
Officers are continuing to investigate, according to police.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call the police tipline at (415) 575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the beginning of the message.