Gold Coast teens’ joyride ends with fatal dog shooting

An investigation is underway, after a family pet was shot dead during the arrest of two teenagers on the Gold Coast.

It’s been revealed, the dog became a casualty of an alleged joyride, that ended when the teens were tracked to the home in Robina on Thursday afternoon.

According to Police, the Polair helicopter spotted a vehicle at around 5.20pm on Thursday, that had allegedly been stolen from Jacobs Well earlier that morning.


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It was then driven through Logan, before being tracked to an address in Sunningdale Circuit, Robina.

Two people got out of the car and appeared to enter the house.

“Officers, including members of the dog squad, attended the address where it will be alleged a dog at the residence became aggressive, attacking a police dog,” a statement from Police Media explains.

“The officer attempted to remove the dog before being forced to remove his service weapon and discharge a shot into the dog from the residence.

“The dog was subsequently transported to an emergency veterinary clinic but unfortunately died during surgery.”

The police dog was not seriously injured during the incident.

A 16-year-old Robina boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.

A 14-year-old Hope Island girl has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The incident will be reviewed by Ethical Standards Command as per normal procedure where a police firearm is discharged.

The Queensland Police Service has been liaising with the family of the deceased dog to offer support.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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