Police shoot dog on the loose after man reports being bitten
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SEATTLE — Shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday, police received a call that four dogs described as “pitbulls” were on the loose in West Seattle and that one of the dogs had bitten a man.
The man was reportedly bitten in the arm, and the bite drew blood.
Police and fire department personnel responded to the 3500 block of South Morgan Street and called for Animal Control to assist them. They also attempted to locate the dogs’ owner.
While they were on the scene, firefighters called dispatch after the dogs surrounded their fire engine. The dogs were preventing them from treating the man who had been bitten.
Officers were working to corral the dogs in the yard of a nearby home when one of the officers shot and killed one of the dogs. The victim told Animal Control that the dog that was shot was the dog that bit him.
The dogs are were identified by Animal Control as two pitbulls, one mixed-breed dog and one pomeranian; the three surviving dogs are being held by Animal Control.
The incident is considered an officer-involved shooting and detectives are investigating.