UPDATE: Dog killed by police, family upset and disturbed

UPDATE 11:00 a.m. – A Lansing family says they woke-up to gun-shots and walked outside to find their dog dead.

Lansing Police officers got a tip their suspect was close-by at a home on the 4000 block of Ingham Street which is on the southwest side of town.

According to Lansing Police when officers got on the scene they noticed the front door of a home was wide open.

They worried their suspect broke into the house.

They went up to the door, and looked inside.

That’s when police say they saw two large dogs which came at them.

Police tell 6 News they shut the door before the dogs got out and stated to back away.

But that’s when a man inside the home opened the door, letting the dogs out.

At that point police say one of the dogs attacked and bit an officer and then went after the other officer.

That’s when the second officer shot and killed it.

Neither officer was seriously hurt.

We spoke to the dogs owners this morning who say they’re very upset with how police handled the situation.

The family also says they considered the dog that died a “service dog” even though he wasn’t a registered service dog.

Police also say the suspect, who got away from the traffic stop is wanted by police and got away.

LANSING, Mich. – A Lansing family is reeling after their dog was killed during a police investigation near their home.

According to Lansing Police, officers were pursuing a suspect who ran from a traffic stop on the 4000 block of Ingham Street around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials say the dog became violent, forcing an officer to pull a gun and shoot the dog.

The family reports that they are incredibly upset and disturbed by the ordeal.

Police are investigating the matter.

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