Las Vegas, NV – It’s a tragic ending for a dog who was shot and killed in his own yard.

Earlier today, police responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home on the 500 block of Rancho Del Mar Way.

The trouble began when the suspect ran through the house and into the yard where the dog was located.

As the officers pursued the suspect, the dog bit one officer multiple times.

It was during the attack that the dog was shot and killed.

The suspect was able to scale the fence and flee.

The dog who was killed was defending his own yard from a stranger – making his death all the more troubling.

The officer was treated at a nearby medical facility for non-life threatening injuries.

The dog was owned by the family that lives at the residence where the police responded to the domestic disturbance call; the man who fled has not yet been located.

Rest in Peace to this dog, name unknown.