Dog dead, officer injured after shooting involving Las Cruces police

Las Cruces police department

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – There was an officer-involved shooting in southern New Mexico that left a dog dead and an officer injured.

Las Cruces Police were executing a search warrant Tuesday when they say a Pit Bull Terrier got out of a yard and attacked an officer.

Police say the officer fired one round, killing the dog.

The officer is on standard administrative leave.

Just last month, another dog was shot by an officer when police say it charged at him. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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