Fairfax County Animal Control officers responded to a home in the 5400 block of Hopark Drive in the Rose Hill area Sunday after receiving reports of several aggressive dogs running loose in the neighborhood.
According to animal control, one of the dogs charged a resident who was armed and shot the dog. Two other dogs attacked and killed a cat in the neighborhood. Animal control officers impounded the two dogs that killed the cat and they were euthanized.
The wounded dog was taken by its owner to a local veterinary hospital for treatment. Richard Crespo Zapata, 35, was charged with three counts of unrestricted dogs.