FREMONT -- Police shot and injured a pitbull Thursday after officers responded to a bogus burglary report at a Fremont home.
Officers were dispatched at about 2:15 p.m. to a home along Trout Court in the Mission Peak area for a reported burglary in progress after a man called 911 and said he saw two unidentified juveniles leave his neighbor's home with "a bunch of bags," police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said. When police arrived to search for the alleged suspects three large pit bulls forced open the gate at the home and charged a sergeant and two officers, Bosques said.
The officers retreated but the dogs "aggressively pursued the officers," she said, and during the chase, one of the officers fired two shots towards the dogs. One dog was hit with gunfire.
No one was injured, Bosques said.
The other two dogs ran off and were at large as of Friday afternoon, she said.
During an investigation officers learned the 19-year-old -- whom police identified as Kyle Kuynh of Fremont -- admitted to making a false 911 call and fabricating the entire incident.
"The reporting party, now suspect, was posting pictures of the scene and comments about the police on his Facebook," Bosques said.
Kuynh was arrested on suspicion of making a false police report and 911 call.
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