GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- A southern Illinois police chief is crediting one of his officers with killing a pit bull he says mauled another dog to death and bit that dog’s owner.
Granite City Police Chief Rich Miller says the unidentified officer fatally shot the pit bull Wednesday. The chief says the officer acted quickly in stopping that dog from another round of attacks.
Miller says the shooting took place after the pit bull attacked a sheltie mixed-breed dog. A 38-year-old man was walking the sheltie. The pit bull lunged, biting the man’s arm and hand.
A bystander threw a brick at the pit bull. The dog bolted away before returning after officers arrived.
There was no immediate word on any charges.