Nampa Police have released raw footage of a police officer shooting and killing a pit bull in self defense.  This occurred outside of a Nampa home.

WARNING: The following video is raw police video footage and contains graphic material that some viewers might find offensive.

According to

The incident happened on Monday afternoon, as officers conducted a welfare check on two children at a home on 13th Avenue North.

Police say the officer shot the pit bull after it became aggressive, ran out of the home, and attacked the officer.

The family says the shooting was unwarranted and the dog was not vicious.