Updated 2:00pm – Everett Police: Officer Shoots and Kills Charging Pit Bull

February 25, 2013

Everett, Police Blotter

EPD Dog 2EPD Dog 1Everett Police have confirmed that an officer shot and killed a Pit Bull this morning. The shooting happened shortly after 11:00am outside a house in central Everett. We’re waiting on more information.

2:00PM UPDATE: Everett Police released the following information this afternoon. On February 25, 2013, at about 11:00 a.m., an Everett officer was dispatched to the 5400 block of Rockefeller Ave on the report of two pit bulls running loose, chasing cars and acting aggressive. The report came after multiple calls were received about loose dogs near a public walking path and an elementary school.

The officer could not locate the dogs but found a residence in the 2000 block of 53rd St SE where he believed they lived. The officer attempted contacting the resident but no one answered the door. As he turned to leave, the officer was confronted by two pit bulls. While trapped on the porch, one of the dogs advanced on the officer who kicked it away. When the dog charged a second time, the officer shot it. The second dog ran from the scene.

Everett Animal Control officers responded and took custody of the deceased dog. A necropsy will be performed for investigative purposes.

The incident is under investigation and will look into any past complaints about the dogs. No criminal charges have been filed at this time.

The officer was not injured and is a 14 year veteran of law enforcement.

The second dog has not been seen since the incident and is at large.

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