A dog was shot and injured Thursday night after officers responded to an alleged burglary in progress at a Fremont home that turned out to be a false report made by a teenage neighbor, a police detective said. Around 8:15 p.m., someone called police about a break-in at a home on Trout Court, Fremont police Detective Bill Veteran said. The caller told police two juveniles were coming out of his neighbor’s house with a lot of bags.
Police arrived and searched for possible suspects near the home when they were approached by three pit bulls that forced open a gate and charged at the officers, according to Veteran. The officers retreated and the dogs aggressively pursued them, according to police. One of the officers then opened fire, hitting one of the dogs. Following the gunfire, one dog fled back into the yard, while the two others — including the injured dog — ran off and have not been found since, police said.
As officers continued investigating the situation, the caller admitted to making a false 911 call and making up the burglary. The neighbor, 19-year-old Kyle Huynh, of Fremont, was arrested on suspicion of making a false police report. He was booked into jail on $10,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Fremont Hall of Justice Tuesday afternoon. Veteran said Huynh was allegedly posting pictures and making comments about police on his Facebook page as the officers responded to the false burglary report.
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