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Provo officer shoots, kills one of two dogs running loose on I-15



On Saturday morning, a Provo police officer was forced to shoot one of two dogs running loose on Interstate 15, killing it.

According to Master Officer Williams with the Provo Police Department, at approximately 9:14 a.m. officers responded to a report of dogs running around on I-15 near Exit 263. Police arrived on the scene and found a yellow labrador retriever and another dog with long red fur of unknown breed. Utah Highway Patrol was also notified about the dogs but was further away.

Williams said that one officer attempted the coax the yellow labrador towards him, but the dog got aggressive and lunged at the officer. The officer responded by firing his gun at the canine, killing it. Officers then chased the red dog to 11000 West Lakeview Parkway, where they were able to capture the dog who had no reported injuries.

Utah Highway Patrol implemented a slowdown on the freeway at 9:26 a.m. but has since reopened the freeway at 10:10 a.m.

The dog has since been returned to its owner and Williams has stated that they’re not anticipating any charges to be filed. The owners have been actively searching for the dogs, with both escaping from a fenced-off yard two days prior.