COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Colorado Springs police said officers shot a pit bull that was charging at them Sunday.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. at a home in the 800 block of East Cimarron Street. Officers were called to investigate a possible disturbance, police said.

When they arrived a large pit bull aggressively ran towards the officers, police said. Noting the dog’s aggressive behavior and stance, one of the officers fired several rounds at the animal. One of them hit the dog in the back leg, police said. The dog then ran back to the home. 

The dog then started running at officers again, police said. But officers were able to keep the dog contained.

The dogs owner, Patrick Lawrence, 49, was able to put the pit bull in a dog crate. After an investigation, officers could not find probably cause to arrest anyone for the original disturbance call. But Lawrence was arrested for possessing a dangerous animal.