(Wilmington, DE 19804) Earlier this evening (Apr 12), a patrol officer from the New Castle County Division of Police parked his patrol vehicle in the parking lot of Five Points Fire Station to utilize the lavatory.  As the officer walked from his vehicle to the fire hall, he saw a dog resembling a pit-bull terrier crossing the parking lot running in his direction.

The officer attempted to run back to his vehicle, but the dog charged at him.  The officer was forced to draw his firearm and shoot the dog.

The dog was located in the parking lot and transported to a local animal hospital where it succumbed to its wounds.

During the initial stages of the investigation, the officers learned that this dog has gotten out in the past and had attacked at least one other person.

No civilians or officers were injured during this incident.

An investigation is ongoing.

If you have any video or information regarding this investigation, please contact the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE or message us on Facebook.  You can also submit a tip via our website http://www.nccpd.com or you may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.