A San Francisco police officer shot and killed a dog Monday after it reportedly bit him on the leg in Golden Gate Park.
Just before 5 p.m., spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said, the police officer made contact with a homeless man who was sleeping and appeared intoxicated in Alvord Lake Park, near Stanyan and Haight streets.
Meanwhile, a pitbull mix that wasn’t on a leash “became aggressive” toward the officer, Esparza said. At one point the dog reportedly lunged at the cop and bit him in the leg, puncturing the skin.
The police officer then fatally shot the pooch, Esparza said.
The homeless man, identified as 37-year-old Asa McCoy of Berkeley, was subsequently booked on several health code warrants.