Officer Shoots Attacking Pit Bull In Celina

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

FILE Photo of a Pit Bull On a leash

August 18, 2014 Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 2:06 PM EST

CELINA, Ohi (21Alive) -- Late Monday morning, a Celina Police officer responding to a vicious dog complaint was attacked by a pit bull, drew his firearm, and shot the dog.

The officer was responding to a complaint about the dog on the 500 block of Lisle Street. The officer went to the front door of the owner whose dog was the focus of the complaint. When he did, the dog came from around the back and the dog began to bark. The dog then jumped on the officer scratching him in the process. The dog continued his aggression so the officer drew his sidearm and shot the dog, injuring him.

The pit bull fled and was found later on. The animal was treated by a veterinarian and is being held by the Mercer Co. Dog warden pending charges on the owner.

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