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Off-duty Secret Service agent shoots and kills dog in Brooklyn: police

Off-duty Secret Service agent fatally shoots dog in Brooklyn
Posted at 12:02 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 12:02:29-05

WINDSOR TERRACE, Brooklyn — Authorities are investigating after an off-duty Secret Service agent fatally shot a dog in Brooklyn Monday night, police said.

According to officials, a call came in around 9:45 p.m. for shots fired near the intersection of East 8th Street and Caton Place in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood.

It was later confirmed that the off-duty agent had shot a dog after he said it came toward him on the street, according to the NYPD. It is not clear if the dog attacked or was aggressive toward the agent.

The dog later died from its injuries, police confirmed Tuesday morning.

The dog's owner, if it had one, was not immediately known and no arrests have been made.