Police: Officers open fire as pit bull charges

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) Authorities say a Canon City officer was attacked by a pit bull during a domestic disturbance call, prompting two officers to open fire.

The attack occurred Saturday morning as police responded to a report of a man threatening himself with a gun.

A police news release says that the man at first refused to speak with the officers but later opened the front door and large pit bull attacked one of them, and both officers fired their weapons at it.

The officer who was attacked wasn't injured, but the dog was taken to a veterinarian where it died.

Police say that a 32-year-old man was forcibly taken into custody and faces possible charges that include domestic violence and prohibited use of a weapon.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 255933101 - nbc11news.com/a?a=255933101
Gray Television, Inc.