Police have shot a man in the leg overnight after he killed a pet dog in Perth’s southern suburbs.
About 11.30pm, officers arrived at a house in Excalibur Circle, Camillo to find a man allegedly attacking the dog with a knife.
The offender, in his 20s, allegedly turned on police in “an aggressive manner” when they tried to intervene.
He was shot in the left leg and taken to Royal Perth Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition, under police guard.
"Negotiations with the man failed and during the incident officers used both taser and firearm force options," a police spokesman said this morning.
It is understood the incident was the second domestic dispute reported at the house in as many days.
Detective Superintendent Allan Adams said police were called to the house by a family member.
Officers tried to negotiate with the man.
Several taser shots were fired, only some of which were successfull, and officers used their weapons.
Supt Adams would not say how many shots were fired.
One shot hit the man in the leg.
Neighbour Bill Cleasby, 78, was outside when he saw two suspicious men at his friend’s house minutes before the shooting.
He said a woman lived at the house with her teenage son and partner.
“There was a car parked in the garage and a bloke was walking around flashing his torch everywhere,” he said. “I could hear (her) raising her voice.
“Then another bloke came out from the back door and jumped into the car.”
Mr Cleasby said the woman was a good friend, who had looked after his house for a month when he had open-heart surgery.
“She’s a very nice woman and a personal friend of ours,” he said. “Her dog had a bit of staffy in her; she was a real little tubby one.
“She was a lovely, affectionate dog and just sort of rolled around everywhere. It seems a bit harsh to hurt a dog like that.”
Forensic officers are at the scene this morning and Internal Affairs Unit detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.