Clearwater officer shoots, kills pit bull

CLEARWATER

Police officer shoots, kills charging pit bull

A police officer was forced to shoot and kill a pit bull Saturday evening because the dog kept charging at him, authorities said. A Clearwater officer was dispatched to the 2100 block of NE Coachman Road, just west of Belcher Road, shortly after 6 p.m. to investigate a complaint about an aggressive dog. Upon his arrival, the pit bull charged the officer multiple times and refused to back down even after the officer used a baton. The officer fired his handgun, killing the dog. The officer was not injured.

Times staff

Clearwater officer shoots, kills pit bull 02/16/13 [Last modified: Saturday, February 16, 2013 9:45pm]

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