Lincoln police say a man released his pit bull on a police officer Monday evening. The officer pulled his handgun and shot the dog, named Chopper, three times. The dog is expected to survive.
His owner, 34-year old Shawn VanDyke, was arrested and booked for second degree assault and failure to comply.
Police say the officer was contacting VanDyke on a warrant when Chopper came attacking.
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