(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Police arrested a Colorado Springs man Sunday after his pet pit bull charged at officers during a house call.
Officers arrived at Patrick Lawrence's residence on E. Cimarron Street around 12:30 p.m. to investigate a possible disturbance. Police were walking up the rear of the home when a large pit bull "aggressively and quickly ran from the house and towards the officers," according to an official report.
The dog's behavior prompted officers to fire several rounds at the animal as it approached. The dog was struck in its hind leg and returned to the home.
As police retreated, the pit bull charged again, and officers subsequently discharged their guns for a second time. Law enforcement closed a gate shut until Lawrence, 49, contained the animal in a crate.
While police found no probable cause for arrest in the original disturbance call, Lawrence was arrested for possessing a dangerous animal.
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