Acting Prince George’s County police chief Malik Aziz suspended two officers and placed a third on administrative leave as officials investigate the shooting of a dog by police inside of a Hyattsville-area apartment, police officials said Thursday.

The pet suffered critical injuries and was later euthanized.

The shooting happened after officers responded to a report of a dog bite in the 6900 block of Allison Street about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a police statement.

Officers interviewed a woman who said two large dogs bit her multiple times, and police were told the dogs were inside a nearby apartment building, police said.

Two officers went to a door where they believed the dogs were held, police said, but no one answered the door. The officers “obtained a key from an employee of the apartment complex” and with a third officer “announced themselves” as they entered the apartment, the statement said.

Once inside police, found several residents, and later a dog approached them in the kitchen.

Two officers fired their guns and a third officer deployed a Taser on the dog, officials said.

“I assure all officers and members of the community that this incident will be thoroughly investigated,” Aziz said in the written statement.

Police did not identify the officers.