Friday, July 22, 2011

Lorain officer shoots, kills pit bull

From The Morning Journal

Lorain police Officer Adam Ehrke shot and killed a loose pit bull on Wednesday night, according to Lt. Mark Carpentiere.

Ehrke responded to a call about a loose pit bull at 10:30 p.m. on July 20 in the area of 906 W. 18th St., Lorain. The pit bull is normally chained in a yard there, Carpentiere said, however when Ehrke approached the animal, the dog was dragging the loose chain.

The pit bull seemed behaved at first, but when Ehrke tried grabbing the dog by its collar, the dog became aggressive, Carpentiere said. The dog then bit Ehrke in the leg, and the officer shot the dog, Carpentiere said. The dog died instantly.

Ehrke was bleeding through his pant leg and was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center, where he was treated.

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