Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NORTHPORT, SARASOTA COUNTY FL - POLICE WERE FORCED TO SHOOT A PIT BULL THAT CHARGED THEM AS THEY WERE EXECUTING A SEARCH WARRANT

A Northport Police Officer shot and killed a PIT BULL while executing a search warrant on Monday.

Two Northport Police Officers were assisting Sarasota County Deputies with a felony arrest warrant at a home when a pit bull went straight toward an officer.  The officer tried to keep the dog away by kicking it in the chest but was forced to shoot it after it continued to approach him.  The dog was taken to a nearby veterinarian's office where it was put to rest soon after.

This is not the first time officers have been to this house.  Last October officers conducted a bust of synthetic marijuana and fake guns at the same location.

http://m.mysuncoast.com/mobile/news/local/north-port-officer-fatally-shoots-pit-bull/article_eba60286-bed5-11e5-acc5-07d7828ec9aa.html


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Breed Specific Legislation could prevent felons from owning pit bulls. Officers are lucky they have sidearms to dispatch unruly pit bulls. The rest of us aren't so lucky. Yes, I could arm myself, but I think it's ridiculous that I have to even think that way because of a vicious dog breed. Only bullets seem to stop pit bulls, which isn't very humane. But that's the biggest problem with pit bull advocates. They don't want to do anything that remotely resembles humane treatment. They're only interested in keeping every last worthless pit bull alive.