Mesa police officer shoots dog at Target after it attacks

MESA, AZ - A Mesa police officer responding to a shoplifting call shot a dog after it attacked him at a Target store Monday evening.

Mesa police said when officers arrived at the Target location at Southern Avenue and Longmore they discovered the shoplifting suspect, Samkeith Jurden, had a dog.

One of the officers fired on the animal after it attacked a responding officer.

The officer received non-life-threatening injuries, and was treated and released.

Jurden was taken into custody, and the dog died from its injuries.

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