Pit bull shot, killed by Dayton cop at traffic stop

Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 8:29 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 8:29 PM

A Dayton police officer shot and killed a pit bull that apparently lunged at him during a traffic stop on I-75 north.

According to a Dayton police supervisor, officers pulled over a motorist on a traffic stop near the exit to Stanley Avenue sometime about 6 p.m. and discovered there were outstanding warrants for his arrest.

While police were taking the man into custody, a pit bull an officer estimated to be about 45 pounds jumped through an open window of the man's sedan.

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The dog went out onto the interstate and then charged at the officer, who fired once from his service revolver.

The shooting occurred before a crew from the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center arrived. The dog died, apparently while with the ARC crew.

The name of the officer who fired the shot has not been released.