Cop shoots dog while checking on owner's home

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Oct 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-21 10:25:00-04

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. - Police say an officer fatally shot a bulldog that "rushed" him as he knocked on the front door of a home in Florida City.

Florida City police spokesman Ken Armenteros says the officer was patrolling the area on Tuesday. He saw an open car door in the driveway and approached the home to make sure everything was fine. When he knocked on the door, he was met by Duchess, the family's bulldog mix.

Armenteros says the officer is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

But the family is asking for answers.

The Miami Herald reports Sage Raphael says the door open was open as she got ready to take Duchess to the veterinarian. The incident was caught on the home's surveillance video.