Police Shoot Charging Pit Bulls
Seattle, WA - A Seattle police officer fatally shot two pit bulls Sunday that charged him as he responded to 911 calls about vicious dogs.
Police were called after the pit bulls attacked one person, cornered another and mauled a German shepherd in the 9700 block of 57th Avenue South. The injured dog's owner first called at 12:55 p.m. to report the animals were nearly killing his pet. The owner called again to say the pit bulls had moved on to a yard two houses away, where they attacked the resident.
"Even the dispatcher said you could hear dogs barking in the background and lots of commotion," police spokesman Jeff Kappel said.
Several units responded. The pit bulls charged toward the first officer to arrive and he shot both. Police were investigating who owned the pit bulls.