Dog Killed, Owner Shot By Police

Man shot in torso

Officers shot and wounded a man and killed his pit bull, Oceanside police said on Sunday.

Police Sgt. Kelan Poorman said officers responded to reports of a fight and gunshots at an Oceanside residence in the 4000 block of Lonnie Street on Sunday at about 10 a.m. Three arriving officers were confronted by Gregory Kwok, 48, and the pit bull, according to police. Poorman said Kwok and the dog were shot during a physical struggle with officers.

Neighbors said Kwok was shocked with a Taser gun and hit by gunfire in the incident. Kwok was flown to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. He was in critical condition late Sunday night with at least one gunshot wound to his torso.

Police did not say how many officers used their weapons or how many shots were fired.

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