Lawrence police shot two dogs in North Lawrence on Wednesday afternoon, killing one of them.
Sgt. David Hubbel said animal-control officers were called about 2 p.m. to the 700 block of North Third Street to catch three dogs running loose.
After nearly an hour of trying to round up the animals, animal control called police to assist. That's when police say one of the dogs lunged at an officer, who fired his shotgun and killed the animal.
Hubbel said one of the dogs also was threatening to attack a child riding on a bicycle nearby. The dog was shot in the leg but likely will survive.