Police shoot 2 dogs, 1 fatally, in drug raid

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Police shoot 2 dogs, 1 fatally, in drug raid

Drug unit officers shot one dog dead and wounded another Tuesday night during a raid on a duplex prompted by complaints from neighborhood residents about illegal drug activity.

Two Dayton police officers, whose names have not been released, separately shot two of three dogs that approached officers as they entered the address on Boltin Street at about 7:30 p.m.

One of the dogs was shot dead, a second was wounded and a third ran off, said Sgt. John Sullivan of the drug unit.

Two of them were a pit bull-type breed, the third was a Labrador mix, he said. Officers with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center took both dogs.

Police are still investigating how many shots were discharged, Sullivan said.

Officers were searching the residence. One woman has been taken into custody, but that was on an outstanding warrant and it wasn’t clear whether the warrant was drug related, Sullivan said.

“This is basically a house that’s been used as a flop house where a lot of junkies come here and purchase little amounts of heroin. It’s bad for the neighborhood,” Sullivan said.

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