Milwaukee Police Shoot Threatening Pit Bull
(05/06/08): Milwaukee, WI - Sirens and police cars swarmed a Milwaukee hotel near the airport Tuesday morning. Police were responding to a fight at a Motel 6 near Howell and Layton. Once on the scene, they came across a loose pit bull. Officers felt threatened by the dog and shot it dead. The dog’s owner was arrested. Police do not believe the two incidents are related.
Man Shoots Pit Bull After it Tries to Attack Wife
(05/09/08): Clarksville, TN - A Gip Manning Road man reported that he shot a brown and black pit bull/boxer mix dog that came onto his property and tried to attack his wife. The man told Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Deputy Andy Lowery that when the dog came onto his property before, it was very aggressive with him. Lowery wrote he notified the owner of the dog, who removed it from the complainant's property.
Pit Bulls on Topeka School Grounds, Police Kill Both
(05/09/08): Topeka, KS - Police officers helped avoid a potentially dangerous situation, when two pit bulls came to a school and one charged a student. It happened at Topeka Collegiate. Police say two pit bulls wandered to the school. Officers were able to shoo the dogs away when they charged a Topeka West High School. After the dogs charged an officer, the officer shot and killed both.
Officers Shoot Pit Bulls at Topeka School
Pit Bull Shot During Police Raid in Springfield
(05/09/08): Springfield, OR - Police officers shot and killed an aggressive pit bull that threatened them as they served a search warrant Thursday morning. Neighbors reported hearing at least one gunshot at 9:15 a.m. coming from a house at 701 Fairview Drive north of Centennial Boulevard, where officers were conducting a drug investigation. Police arrested one person as a result of the search. No one was injured.
St. Joseph Man Shoots Pit Bull in Face
(05/09/08): St. Joseph, MO - A man shot a pit bull in the face after he claimed the dog entered his yard and began attacking his dogs, according to the St. Joseph Police Department. The incident happened just before 5:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Lafayette Street, Capt. Carol Cummings said.
The man told police his neighbor’s pit bull entered his backyard and began attacking his dogs. He said the pit bull was preparing to attack him next when he shot it. The owner of the pit bull said his dog had not left his yard when it was shot. The pit bull was taken to a veterinarian. Police are continuing their investigation.
Newport Officer Kills Attacking Pit Bull
(05/11/08): Newport News, VA - A police officer shot and killed a pit bull that was chasing people early Saturday morning. The officer shot at the dog, a male, several times after the dog attacked him. The dog was supposedly in a fenced-in yard, but got loose. Witnesses told the officer that the dog was behind some townhouses. When the officer went to look, the dog attacked.
Coca Officer Shoots Pit Bull Dead
(05/12/08): Coca, FL - A police officer was forced to shoot and kill a pit bull. Police received a 911 call at about 9 a.m. about a pit bull pinning a woman in her car in the area of Paw Paw and Bernard streets. When officers arrived, the dog ran away, but while police were helping the woman, the pit bull came back and charged at an officer. The officer fired once at the dog, killing it. The woman was not injured.