VENTURA, Calif. — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a dog that attacked a woman and her dog.

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon in the city of Ventura.

Ventura police Cpl. Tank Sears tells the Ventura County Star the LAPD officer was driving by and stopped to help as the woman and her dog were being attacked by a pit bull terrier.

Sears says the woman had already been injured and when the pit bull tried to attack her again, the officer fired.

The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting a use-of-force investigation. Detective Meghan Aguilar says that is standard for any employee who discharges a firearm.

Information from: Ventura County Star,

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