COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho--The officer who fatally shot what was originally described as a pit bull (but turned out to be a black labrador) inside a van in Coeur d’Alene has been reassigned to desk duty in July.
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department has been investigating the deadly July 9 shooting.
An officer was responding to a report a suspicious van when he shot and killed a dog. He claimed the dog lunged for his face through a partially open window. Coeur d’Alene PD initially described the dog as a vicious pit bull.
However, the dog was a two-year-old black lab mix. The dog’s owner, Craig Jones, was hiring an attorney to file a lawsuit.
Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Ron Clark calling the shooting a “regrettable tragedy.”