Madison police shoot and kill dog, arrest 3 in SWAT raid

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say they shot and killed a dog and arrested three people while carrying out a search warrant in connection with a pair of shootings earlier in the week.

The State Journal reports that the Dane County Narcotics Task Force and the Madison Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the home Friday morning.

Police say a SWAT team broke down the door and was confronted by “two aggressive dogs” that charged officers. One dog was fatally shot after getting close to an officer.

Ten people were detained, and three men were arrested. Detectives believe at least one of the men arrested was involved in two shootings Wednesday night, one of them in the same block of Coolidge Street where the residence was searched. The shootings resulted in one minor injury.