The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is addressing concerns as to why one of its deputies shot and killed a dog Monday during a foot pursuit.
Sheriff K9 Laslo was attacked by a dog and had to get stitches as a result of that attack.
Deputies were responding to a domestic dispute at a Spokane Valley home. Authorities say an individual would not cooperate and led Deputy Jeff Thurman and his K9 partner Laslo on a foot pursuit.
During the pursuit a pit bull tied up to a fence nearby got loose and attacked Laslo.
"I heard 'Control your dog, control your dog' and then pop, pop pop," witness Carl Berens said.
Berens lives across the street and said he saw the entire incident.
"Just the cops show up and the guy going over the fence and the guy is running and the guy came back and got a K9 and went around the corner and he yelled stop or I'm going to release the K9," Berens said.
"Right about that same time frame a large pit bull that was in the back that had been tied to the fence broke loose somehow from it's chain and attacked Laslo's rear leg," Sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin said.