Officers responding to a call encountered the dog running toward them. According to a police spokesman, the officers fired two shots, injuring the animal which was taken to a veterinary emergency clinic.
The dog has reportedly been a chronic problem in the neighborhood.
"We've been out there many times," a police dispatcher said.
There is no immediate word on the dog's condition.
this link offers details into the dog's aggressive history.
Checking a history of calls at the residence, there have been several reports of aggressive dogs at this location. The dog in question shot in this afternoons incident (Boomer) had caused injury to a juvenile that resides in the home in late February of this year. Investigators were advised by the dog’s owner this injury to the juvenile required some surgery to the facial area. In December of 2008, a complaint was received where this dog broke loose from the collar, went to a nearby address in the neighborhood and attacked another dog in the driveway. A citation was issued in this incident. On September 14th of this year, Port Orange animal control responded to a nearby residence on Spruce Creek Woods drive where this same dog killed a neighbor’s cat and was seen running the property with the cat in its mouth. In November of 2009 Port Orange officers had to deploy a fire extinguisher at this and another dog when they responded to this address as they were investigating shots fired call.