A Kennewick police officer's run-in with a reported dangerous dog ended when he shocked it with a Taser gun and it scampered away.
The officer was called Thursday to the 200 block of East Third Avenue after a woman reported a dangerous dog was preventing her from getting into her car, police said.
A medium-sized brown and white dog charged at the officer, but after a short standoff and stare down the dog retreated to a nearby home, police said.
The officer made sure the woman who called police was able to safely get into her car and leave, then attempted to contact the dog's owner.
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As the officer walked to the dog's home, the dog jumped from the bushes and again charged at the officer. He shocked the dog with his Taser and the dog ran off.
Animal control officers have received previous reports about the dog and have been trying to identify the owner to address the problem, police said.
Animal control officers were called again Thursday, but couldn't find the dog.