A Vallejo police officer said he had “no choice but to shoot” when two dogs charged him. The officer had come to the home to investigate a case of identity theft filed by the occupant. The officer opened the front gate without asking permission, and when two dogs came around the corner–

“They were aggressive. He felt they were trying to attack him and, in his defense, he fired two rounds, striking the closest dog.”

Belle, an 11-year-old Labrador mix, died immediately. The owner of the dog said that she and her family are “big fans of the police” and that she “feel[s] a lot of compassion for the police officer who shot my dog.”

Her son might not feel the same:

“I’m really upset, because she’s dead now and she can’t come back. I’m mad at the police officer and sad because Belle is gone.”

Source: SFGate