Enid Police Officer Forced To Shoot, Kill Pit Bull

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 6:36 pm
By: News 9


ENID, Oklahoma -- An Enid police officer said he was forced to shoot and kill a pit bull after it began running at multiple people in an "aggressive manner."

Enid police were called out to a neighborhood when a resident reported two seemingly aggressive dogs running loose in the area.

An Enid police officer said when he arrived in the neighborhood, a large black and brown dog and a large black and white pit bull approached him and began barking aggressively at him. The office said the pit bull then began running at him, so he retreated and called Animal Control to assist. The pit bull also ran at a group of bystanders in the area that included some children.

Enid police said when an 87-year-old woman came out of a nearby home, the pit bull charged at her. The officers said they were able to get the dog's attention, but it then began to run at the officers in an "aggressive manner." That's when an officer shot and killed the dog.

The pit bull's owner was never located. The other dog was taken by Animal Control. Charges are pending against its owner because the dog was running loose.