Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lincoln officer shoots loose pit bull

From Lincoln Journal Star

A Lincoln police officer shot a pit bull early Saturday morning.
The officer saw a pit bull sitting inside a running vehicle as he was walking into the Kwik Shop at 33rd and Holdrege streets at 4 a.m.
When the officer exited the convenience store, he noticed that the pit bull was not in the car, so he began searching for the dog. The pit bull was loose and roaming around the building.
Lincoln Police Capt. Joseph Wright said the pit bull charged at the officer, aggressively showing his teeth. The officer tried keep his distance, but the dog persisted.
Police reports say the officer shot the pit bull on its left side. The dog ran away and was found bleeding at 34th and Starr streets.
Animal Control took the pit bull to the Veterinary Emergency Services, 3700 S. Ninth St. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Wright said the dog was still alive.

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