Police Shoot 2 Pit Bulls

By Edgar Linares, Newsradio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A pit bull is dead and one is missing after police say the dogs came after them aggressively.

It all started near 33rd and Emerson Avenue in the north side on Wednesday evening.

“There was a report that two pit bulls had bitten a person on the hand,” said Minneapolis Police Sgt. Bill Palmer.

WCCO’s Edgar Linares Interviews Sgt. Bill Palmer

An officer and a sergeant responded to the call. When they arrived the dogs were nowhere to be found. They then searched the area and found the dogs in an alley two blocks away 45 minutes later.

“When they encountered the two dogs, the dogs attempted to attack the officers,” explained Palmer. “The officers felt they were going to be bitten. Both the officer and the Sergeant were forced to protect themselves.”

The officers fired multiple rounds hitting both dogs.

“One of the two pit bulls was killed at the scene. The other one ran after being shot. We did not find that dog,” said Palmer.

The owner of the dogs is still unknown.

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