Skip to comments.Man Arrested After Dog Shot Dead by Armed Police
Posted on 01/21/2014 1:55:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
Man arrested after dog shot dead by armed police A man has been arresed after armed police shot dead a pit bull-type dog and captured another which were on the loose in a quiet Bearwood street.
The 33-year-old was arrested on an outstanding warrant for animal cruelty and is helping police with inquiries relating to the two pitbull-type dogs.
Residents had been left stunned as police descended on the street following reports the dogs were loose and acting aggressively. The road was closed off and residents told to stay indoors.
One of the dogs was killed at the scene by a police marksman as cordons were set up to keep residents back yesterday evening.
The other dog was caught safely by specialist police dog handlers in a rear garden of one of the homes in Richmond Road.
Force incident manager, Chief Inspector Jack Hadley, said: Two pit bull-type dogs were reported to police at 4pm yesterday as being on the loose and acting aggressively in Richmond Road. Specialists from West Midlands Polices Dog Unit attempted to secure the dogs but, due to their aggressive nature, they were unable to contain them.
Richmond Road was secured by police officers as a firearms unit was called to the scene; one dog was shot and killed whilst another has been located in a rear garden and taken to our specialist dog unit. Further inquiries are continuing.
One end-of-terrace house near the junction with Bearwood Road was cordoned off by firearms officers for more than two hours. One of the residents, a woman in her 30s who did not wish to be named, said: We thought we heard a shot but we stayed indoors as we didnt know what was happening, it was chaos for a while.
Another resident from nearby Merrivale Road, a 30-year-old man, said some residents eventually did emerge from their homes to see what was happening.
There are young families around here, he said. I was amazed when they said there were pit bulls on the loose.
The news caused concern from people on Twitter demanding to know why police had killed the dog. But the force replied: Officers from dog unit tried to contain them but couldnt due to their aggressive behaviour.
This must not be in the USA, or both dogs would have been killed immediately.
It would have been difficult for the unarmed police to shoot them.
>> But the force replied:
Does “the force” make sounds understandable by humans, or does it just go straight to brain waves?
Pit-bull type dog -— the Glock of dog haters.
My wife and I are hermits because we get along with dogs much better than we do with people. It could be us, it could be them...it doesn’t matter. Happiness occurs between the ears, make it happen.
Sooo....how do the unarmed police shoot a dog? Special police powers?
Pit Bulls on the loose here in Central AR get dispatched very very quickly by locals. Cops have to be restrained and call our half dozen animal control officers. Cops here would much rather citizens take out the trash than wait on animal control, supervisor approval, and all the paperwork. I carry a suppressed Norrell 10/22 for such events. Pit Bulls on the loose in the county have been known to “pack up” and kill pets, livestock, and even children.
Looks like the article is a story in Bearwood (West Midlands) England.
Beat me to it!
Roads closed for a dog???
It’s what they call them in the UK. Special police but their guns are locked up until they’re needed.
Ah that classic British understatement -- he might be handcuffed to a chair undergoing a full-on interrogation under a bright light.
AND the owner.
where can I get a pit bull-type dog?
It sounds like there was a pack forming, and this had to be stopped. A potential good kill, I’m sorry.
Don’t get just any pit bull-type dog. It’s important to know how many words per minute they can type, and if they can take shorthand.
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