08/06/2013 12:54 pm ET Updated Aug 07, 2013

Pit Bull Fatally Shot By LAPD Officer

An LAPD detective shot and killed a Reseda resident's pit bull outside of the dog owner's home Monday.

Authorities were in the area investigating a “use-of-force-arrest” when a detective came face-to-face with the pit bull and fatally shot it at about 7:15 p.m., NBC reports.

The canine shooting is now under investigation, CBS reports. No injures were reported, and no arrests were made.

Last month, a gruesome video of a Hawthorne police officer shooting a Rottweiler to death in front of its owner went viral after being posted to Reddit. After being bombarded with angry calls and emails, including death threats, the Hawthorne department released a second video that it said exonerated the officers. The department said that the shooting officer was acting in self defense.

Also last month, days after the Hawthorne incident, a separate dog owner filed a lawsuit alleging that LA sheriff's deputies threw a chair at his pit bull, shocked it twice in the face with a stun gun, shot it twice with a firearm and then allowed it to bleed to death. An LAPD spokesman said the deputies on the scene acted appropriately.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that Hawthorne police fatally shot a pit bull, when in reality it was a Rottweiler.



HuffPost has assembled a slideshow of cop-shoots-dog incidents from the last several years, as well as the results of our efforts to see if the police departments involved provide training in the handling of dogs.