Pit Bull Shot by Police in Southeast Portland
July 16, 2013, 9:19 pm
A Portland Police Officer shot and killed a Pit Bull Tuesday afternoon at SE136th and SE Holgate. Sergeant Pete Simpson tells KXL officers were flagged down on reports of a dog fight. They found the larger dog that had bitten into a smaller one, and people were hitting the dog trying to get it to release. The officers used pepper spray which did not help. Fearing for the safety of the crowd and smaller dog the officer shot the Pit Bull once, killing it. The smaller animal was taken to the veterinarian. As of Tuesday evening, no charges had been filed.