(The dog was erroneously reported as a pit bull in THIS article)
A large dog who may have spent most of his time chained up outside got off the chain, escaped and frightened a woman so much she and her child climbed up on a car to escape. Police were called. The officer was charged by the dog, he withdrew his service weapon and shot the dog seven times. I'll agree with witnesses that seven times is extreme, especially in a residential area.
Lots of conflicting reports: Dog is friendly, according to some neighbors. Dog is not friendly, according to others.