February 25, 2013 at 4:23 PM
Everett police officer shoots and kills loose pit bull
Everett police shot and killed a pit bull they say was aggressively chasing people near Lowell Elementary School this morning.
At first, officers couldn’t locate two pit bulls that were reported to be on the loose chasing cars around 11 a.m. in the 5400 block of Rockefeller Avenue, according to the Everett Police Department.
But then they found a residence in the 2000 block of 53rd Southeast where they thought the dogs’ owner lived. When an officer who had unsuccessfully tried to contact an owner at the home turned around on the porch to leave, he suddenly saw both pit bulls approaching him, according to police.
Trapped on the porch, the officer kicked one dog away when it advanced on him, then shot the dog when it advanced on him again, police said. The second dog ran from the scene and has not been found.
The officer, who has been with the department for 14 years, was not injured.
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