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RCMP fatally shoot dog while arresting break-in suspect in Richmond

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Richmond RCMP shoot dog during break and enter arrest
Richmond RCMP say a chaotic break and enter call ended with officers being forced to shoot a dog Wednesday night. – Nov 20, 2020

A Richmond RCMP officer fatally shot a dog while responding to a break-and-enter call on Wednesday.

Officers were called to the apartment near Minoru park around 6:40 p.m., according to police.

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When two responding officers tried to arrest the suspect, he fought back, prompting police to call for backup, RCMP said.

As two additional officers entered the building, they encountered a man who lost control of a large dog.

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Richmond RCMP Const. Kenneth Lau said the dog then cornered and bit the two officers.

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“It’s a difficult situation,” he said.

“Police officers are often required to make split-second decisions that would potentially affect whether or not they’re safe or whether they could face serious injuries as a result of the incident.”

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A 40-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and will appear in court early next year on charges of break and enter.

RCMP said they are providing support to everyone involved in the disturbing incident.

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