Washington, DC

“Dear PoP,

Just overheard reporters discussing what happened;

poodle and rottweiler Ed. Note: We’ve since learned it was a pit bull mix get in fight, owners break up dogs, but the owner of the Rottweiler’s Pit Bull mix’s dog bit him in the hands…cops tell owner to let go of dog and when he does they throw it down window recess in front of the brass knob and an officer shoots/kills dog in the window recess. I’m sure people are wondering what happened.”

What a terribly sad unfortunate incident during a normally joyous festival.

More details as they become available.

The Post reports:

“D.C. police shot and killed a dog in the middle of 18th Street in Adams Morgan. The circumstances of the shooting remain unclear, but the dog was shot and killed in the 2300 block of 18th Street around 1:40 p.m., D.C. police said.”

UPDATE from MPD 9:53pm:

“Earlier this afternoon, during the Adams Morgan Day events, an MPD officer encountered a dog in the crowded pedestrian area that got out of the control of it’s handler. The dog attacked another dog and also bit it handler. The officer, after making several attempts to subdue the dog by training tactics, had to finally shoot one time to stop the dog.

Captain Aubrey P. Mongal
Third District”


Subscribe to our mailing list