SOUTHEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – An undercover Miami-Dade officer was forced to shoot a dog after the officer was attacked and bitten by the animal.
Miami-Dade police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said officers were conducting an on-going undercover narcotics investigation involving a marijuana grow house located in the 14700 block of SW 178th Terrace on Wednesday.
Police said the officers had received permission from the owner to enter the residence and search it.
As the officers entered the home, a large dog charged at them and bit one of the officers in the leg. Fearing further injury, the officer shot and killed the dog.
The injured officer was taken to an area hospital to be treated for the bite wound.
The homeowner and a second person were both taken into custody to face marijuana distribution charges.