SIKESTON MO - AN OFFICER SHOT AND WOUNDED A PIT BULL AFTER IT CHARGED AND ATTEMPTED TO BITE HIM
A Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer shot and wounded a PIT BULL as it charged at him.
At 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, officers were following up on warrant information in the 1300 block of Butler Street.
According to the DPS incident report, as the officers approached a residence, a pit bull and a German shepherd mix appeared in an open doorway. While the German shepherd remained under the carport, the pit bull rushed at one of the officers, attempting to bite his leg, the report stated.
“The officer kicked at the dog, but it charged again,” said Capt. Bill Mygatt of Sikeston DPS. “The officer drew his weapon and fired shots, with one hitting the dog.”
The injured pit bull ran back into the house, and the officers contacted the dogs’ owner.
Mygatt reported the owners had been contacted several times by Sikeston code enforcement for not keeping their animals restrained properly. He said the city of Sikeston requires numerous precautions related to pit bulls.
A citation was issued to the dog’s owner for allowing the dog to run loose.