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Dog Tased then shot by Saskatoon police during domestic disturbance

The use of the firearm and CEW during the incident will be reviewed as per policy
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Saskatoon police had to use a conducted energy weapon against a dog in an incident in a house Sunday, an ultimately had to shoot the dog.

SASKATOON - Saskatoon Police Service patrol officers, at 11 p.m. on Sunday, responded to a complaint of a family dispute in a home on Spinks Drive in the College Park neighborhood. 

Police had received information that a young male was threatening others at the home with a knife. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the male suspect through a window but were unable to gain access to the home as a door was locked and three large dogs were inside.  

Two potential victims were observed by officers in the same room as the suspect. Officers managed to take hold of the suspect through the window. A struggle with the suspect ensued. Fearing that the suspect would free himself and harm the others in the room, additional officers forced entry to the home through the locked door and made their way to secure the suspect.

Once inside, a large dog charged at one of the officers. One of the other attending officers fired his police issued pistol at the dog, causing the dog to retreat into the room with the suspect.

Officers made their way to the bedroom and another officer deployed his conducted energy weapon at the dog. The dog was subdued and a young male and female were removed from the bedroom.

Prior to officers being able to secure the suspect, the dog charged at the officers a second time. The officer who had first fired at the dog, again discharged his firearm, killing the dog.

A 17-year-old male was then taken into custody and is facing Uttering Threats charges.

None of the people from the home or any of the officers were injured in this incident. The use of the firearm and CEW during this incident will be reviewed as per policy.