Police officer shoots pit bull in South Peoria – News – Journal Star – Peoria, IL

A Peoria police officer shot an attacking pit bull one time Wednesday afternoon in South Peoria after the dog bit a man. The dog survived.

A South Peoria man was driving in the 2100 block of West Howett Street shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when he saw two pit bulls in his front yard, according to a report on the incident.

The man decided to drive around the block one more time to wait for the dogs to leave. When the witness came back to his house, the larger of the two pit bulls had bitten a man in the hand, drawing blood. The man who had been attacked climbed on top of a car to escape the dog’s charges, and the two pit bulls began to chase another man on his bike.

Police arrived on the scene about 4:40 p.m. to maintain the area while animal welfare was on its way.

Two officers told children to go inside and watched the two dogs as they ran to the backyard of a home and then back out to the street. As the dogs approached, the officer fired one round, striking the larger dog.

The report noted that pit bull was snarling and barking, and no people or cars were in the vicinity.

via Police officer shoots pit bull in South Peoria – News – Journal Star – Peoria, IL.

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One thought on “Police officer shoots pit bull in South Peoria – News – Journal Star – Peoria, IL”

  1. People need to get IT TOGETHER …and take care and mind there Pitts before we all loose our dogs because they pass some stupid law AND kill them all!!!!! COME ON FOR GODS SAKES!!!! Be RESPONSIBLE OR DON’T GET THEM!!!!!!!!!!

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