Dog shot, killed by Mesa officer during domestic violence call; woman arrested
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Mesa police say a domestic violence call ended with a woman arrested and police shooting and killing a dog that was trying to bite an officer on Monday night.
According to Mesa police, a man called to report a domestic violence incident that happened in a neighborhood near Lindsey and Baseline Roads. He told officers over the phone that he had an active order of protection in place against 32-year-old Sarah Minerault. When officers arrived, one went into the house and a large pit bull came at the officer. Officers say the dog was attempting to bite him on the hands and knees. The officer shot the dog, and it later died at a vet hospital.
Police later arrested Minerault. She told officers that the man who called the police had allowed her into his home to stay with her boyfriend for the night. Court documents say she was arrested on charges of interfering with judicial proceedings and that the protective order against her was still active.
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