SUMMERVILLE, DORCHESTER COUNTY SC - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED A PRIVACY FENCE AND BROKE INTO A SCREENED-IN PORCH TO TRY AND KILL A YORKIE...THE YORKIE'S OWNER TRIED TO REMOVE THE LAND SHARKS AND WHEN THAT FAILED HE SHOT POINT BLANK RANGE WITH A .12 GAUGE SHOTGUN!
A man shot and killed a pit bull that attacked his dog on his Summerville property, according to a police report.
The incident occurred shortly after noon on July 24, the report said.
The man told officers TWO PIT BULLS approached his home and tore through a screened-in porch that housed his Yorkie. One of the pit bulls grabbed the smaller dog and started biting it, the man said in the report, so he "attempted every avenue possible" to remove the dogs from the Yorkie.
He said he even struck them with a broom, but the canines aggressively turned toward him and his wife and he feared for their safety and his dog's, he told police.
His wife then retrieved a .12-gauge Remington shotgun, which he told officers "he had no other choice" but to shoot at the dogs. He said he shot one dog at point blank range on the porch, instantly killing it, according to the report. Police said they found spent shotgun shells on the porch.
The man shot at the other pit bull as it ran from the residence without injuries, the report said.
Police said the Yorkie survived but suffered injuries to its neck. They also later located the pit bulls' owner who stated the dogs had gotten out of his privacy fence.
No charges were filed in the incident.
Dorchester County Animal Control also responded to the scene.