Pit bull shot and killed by Lancaster city police officer

A pit bull was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon by a Lancaster city police officer, and the incident was caught on camera.

WARNING the video may be considered graphic. A dog can be heard and then multiple gun shots. It was sent to us by FOX43 viewer Eli Gacheke.

According to Lancaster online the dog had jumped out of the bed of a pickup truck and was on the loose in a parking lot.

Officers tried to taser the animal, before one of them shot the dog twice.

Lancaster police told us earlier they would release more information, but later said they don’t expect to comment until tomorrow.

dog shot

Photo: Sabina Aulicino-Mattern