Police officer shot dead after pointing stun gun at man's dogs as he attended domesticBy Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:18 AM on 14th August 2011
A police officer killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in a small eastern Pennsylvania borough had pointed a stun gun at two dogs before being shot, court records reveal.
Freemansburg police officer Robert Lasso had pointed at the attacking dogs when the homeowner pulled out a shotgun and fired the fatal blast on Thursday evening.
In police custody, the alleged gunman, 46-year-old George Hitcho Jr, said he had told Mr Lasso to get off his property and not come on unless he had a warrant, authorities said.
Killed: Robert Lasso was shot dead as he attended a domestic disturbance
The officer had been responding to a report of a disturbance and ended up at the back of Hitcho's house, authorities said.
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