Monday, May 31, 2010

Portland Police shoot and kill a pit bull who mauled two

A pit bull who mauled two men was shot and killed by Portland Police Monday morning.

After getting information that two people had been bitten by a pit bull, police arrived on scene and fired a shot at the dog at one of the victim's requests, said. Sgt. Greg Stewart of Portland Police.

The dog left after the first shot, and police pursued it, but the dog turned on the officer who chasing it. The pit bull was shot again, a lethal blast, according to investigators.

One of the victims was transported to an area hospital with injuries. The other victim suffered puncture wounds, but didn't need treatment.

This incident is still under investigation.


Update May 31, 2010 11:43am - KPTV is reporting that the victim that wasn't transported is a woman.
Officers responding to numerous 911 calls found the dog on top of the man mauling him.
The man yelled for police to shoot the dog.
The dog is described as "believed to be a pit bull or pit bull mix".

Update May 31, 2010 12:05pm - KGW reports that Portland Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Greg Stewart said the male victim suffered "severe injuries that could be life-threatening".

Update May 31, 2010 12:11pm - My Central Oregon states: "Police say the man is at a hospital with severe but not life-threatening injuries".

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