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Officer kills attacking dog in Lebanon

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An officer shot a pit bull that charged him twice Saturday afternoon. It happened around 2:30pm in the grassy common area west of the 13th Street parking lot for Brookside Apartments. The officer was responding to a complaint of two dogs running loose behind the Brookside Apartments. The officer spotted the dogs, described as a poodle and a “vicious” pit bull as he walked to the grassy area. According to a press release issued today, when the pit bull saw the officer it bared its teeth and charged him. The officer sidestepped the dog, but when it turned and charged him again, he shot and killed the dog.

The investigation continues. Police say the owner of the pit bull has yet to be identified.


  • Tabitha

    So the dog didn t bite him??? And he killed it? Here is what seems funny, the dog was in a parking lot with a poodle that was unharmed, yet the pit charged the cop? Ironic. Maybe the dog was protecting the poodle? He could vee tased the dog and took it to the shelter to determine it s temper.

    • CraneyCrow

      To Tabitha: What is wrong with you? The dog charged the officer and if he hadn't shot that monster, he would have been bitten. Do you think law enforcement officers should stand there and wait for a pit bull to attack them before they shoot? When a dog is charging, an officer does not have time to unholster and use a taser. Besides a taser is much less certain than a bullet. Perhaps the pit bull and poodle belonged to the same person and that's why the pit bull had not attacked the poodle. Did that occur to you? Finally, it was JUST A DOG and there are plenty more where that one came from, it's not as if the officer shot an endangered species!

  • carrie

    JUST a dog? Well your just a human, there’s billions more where you came from too!! And the cop wouldn’t hesitate to put a bullet in your ass too!

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