A Miami-Dade Police Department public service aide shot at a group of dogs that gained access to his yard and attacked his dog, according to Miami-Dade Police.
Police said the gun is registered under the PSA's name. According to police, six German Shepherd dogs gained access to the PSA's backyard, located on Southwest 157th Street in Miami-Dade. Police said the group of dogs attacked the homeowner's American Bulldog.
The homeowner, who was off-duty at the time of the incident, began firing shots at the dogs. None of the dogs were hit. The American Bulldog was taken to the veterinarian to be treated for lacerations.
Animal Services and the owner of the German Shepherds were at the scene where an investigation is ongoing.
The owner surrendered the six German Shepherds to Animal Services, who will evaluate their temperaments and decide their fate.
"They're big dogs. They'll knock a hole in the fence and get out," said Alan Satterlee, who owns the German Shepherds.
Neighbors said the dogs are a nuisance, and flat out dangerous.
"I just know they are big and always getting loose and running around. He does not control them, I guess," said one neighbor, whose grandmother was once chased by the dogs into her house.
Neighbor William Pulgaren described how the dogs pushed down his fence to get at his dog, and he said it happens a lot, "Every day. All the time. 2:00 in the morning, in the afternoon, different hours."
"They've gotten out. They run down the street, they run back home. I've never seen them aggressive ever. They're like big puppies. They're big, though, and they're scary but I never saw them aggressive before," Satterlee said.
The other owner of the dogs apologized for what happened, "I'm sorry, it was an accident. I have to get something fixed so it won't happen again."