Details surrounding the events remain unclear at this stage, but Linden Police Station’s Captain Alex Vermaak confirmed that a case of malicious damage to property has been opened at the station by the dog owner.
It is also unconfirmed whether or not the dog was on its leash, and whether or not it attacked the security guard.
A statement released by Cap Security said, “A Cap officer was on a scheduled break in the section of Delta Park accessed via the suburb of Victory Park, and was allegedly attacked by a Labrador who was off-leash and accompanied by its owner.”
According to the statement, the officer discharged his weapon at the dog, and the dog was injured.
The statement continued, “Cap is investigating the facts around this, and should the officer be found guilty of any misconduct, he will be dealt with as severely as possible. The matter was reported to SAPS, and Cap is committed to cooperating with a police investigation, as well as conducting its own inquiry into this unfortunate matter. In ongoing training sessions, the need for Cap officers to treat dogs respectfully has been dealt with, and they are equipped with skills in this regard.
“The Cap team is most upset by this incident, has offered to pay for veterinary costs as a sign of good faith, and hopes for the full recovery of this pet.”