From Quincy Herald-Whig
Quincy police officers shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking another dog on Sunday afternoon.
At about 11:45 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to 706 S. 14th. Upon arrival, officers found that the pit bull was still in the backyard of the person who made the complaint. An animal control officer was notified and dispatched to the scene to attempt to apprehend the dangerous dog, but before the animal control officer arrived on scene, the pit bull attacked the victim dog again.
Officers shot the pit bull once to prevent it from further injuring or killing the victim dog, but after the pit bull was shot, it reportedly turned and began moving toward the officers. At that point, the officer fired a second time, killing the dog.
An investigation was conducted, and it was discovered that the suspect dog had broken off of a leash from 720 S. 14th. It also was learned that the suspect dog had a history of aggressive behavior. The dog's owner, Dennis Scott, of 720 S. 14th, was issued notices of violations for dog running at large and a rabies control violation.
The deceased dog was taken into custody by an animal control officer pending further investigation.