Here is some creative reporting.
The dog is running loose. He's maybe barking at folks. Because of his breed, he should be painted as a rogue ninja bent on world destruction by, you know, not biting people. I'm not saying he was a nice dog, I'm saying he exhibited rather fearful behavior - barking, approaching, running away, barking some more. I bet the whites of his eyes were showing, he was maybe licking his lips, tail either tucked or flagging to show his arousal and fear. Maybe not. Maybe he really was a Bad Dog.
It doesn't matter now, he was not given the time of day to see if he was just a scared dog out of his element. He was shot and killed.