A dog described as a Pit Bull was fatally shot after police cornered the dog and he, you know, growled at them.
The officers had been responding to a call and knocked on a door. Police claim they asked the homeowners to control the dog; the homeowner's claim police did not give them any time to do so. The dog got out onto the porch and was barking. SO obviously the police had to shoot him!
In 2009, Syracuse police shot at least one dog when they were responding to a tripped burglary alarm.