Pit bulls shot
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 5:36 pm
The Messenger, May 28, 2013
Two pit bulls were shot Saturday after police responded to a vicious dog complaint on Mercer Street in Union City.
Police responded to the area about 8:30 p.m. after receiving a complaint of two vicious dogs at the home at 724 Mercer St., according to a Union City Police Department report.
A resident in the neighborhood told police the dogs were vicious and would not let him get out of his vehicle. A police officer reported he had exited his patrol car across from the two dogs and had gotten into a safe position behind the car when one of the dogs charged at him “in a vicious manner.”
When the dog was about three feet away, the officer discharged one round from his service pistol, wounding the animal. The dog went into the backyard of the residence.
Another officer arrived on the scene while the two dogs were in the backyard of the residence, where a woman inside told police she would not come out because she was afraid of the dogs. The other officer shot and killed a female pit bull, according to the report.
Charges of harboring a vicious animal apparently are pending against the man identified as the owner of the dogs.