Man, Dog Shot To Death By Santa Ana Police

SANTA ANA (CBS) — Authorities say Santa Ana police shot and killed a man and his dog after he ran from officers seeking him for a suspected probation violation.

Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna says the man fled from police when they approached him Sunday afternoon and ran to his home, where a large pit bull attacked the officers in the yard and was shot.

Bertagna says police then chased the man to a neighbor’s house, where they shot and killed him.

He says a weapon was found next to the man, but did not say what kind.

Bertagna says the man — whose name was not immediately released — was on probation for a weapons violation.

Police have not revealed how many officers fired or how many shots were fired.

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