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Charging dog shot, killed by Colorado Springs police

A dog was fatally shot by police early Friday morning after it reportedly charged at them

Colorado Springs officers were on Sandpiper Drive investigating a report of a disturbance when the pit bull began to run at them, police said.

According to the police blotter report, officers repeatedly tried to get the animal to stop but it kept coming. One of the officers shot the dog to keep from getting attacked, the report said. Other officers also used their guns, firing four shots at the pit bull.

Read more: Charging dog shot, killed by Colorado Springs police.


Youngstown News, East Side dog attack puts mail carrier in hospital

One man was wheeled out of Youngstown Municipal Court just before his arraignment Thursday after being cited on charges of obstructing justice after his dog mauled a letter carrier.

The carrier is hospitalized in intensive care, officials said.

About 2:40 p.m. on the East Side, officers were called to the 700 block of Verona Avenue when an assistant dog warden and paramedics called for help after a letter carrier, Shawn Miller, suffered a bite from his lower jaw to his eye, reports said.

While there, the dog’s owner, Robert Baldowski, 60, was rude to emergency workers, according to reports.

Reports said the dog was chained but broke loose and bit Miller as he prepared to pepper spray it. Miller was taken to the intensive-care unit at St. Elizabeth Health Center, according to reports.

Dog Warden Dave Nelson said postal inspectors were at the house Thursday and interviewing witnesses, and there is a chance Baldowski might face federal charges. Nelson said during his tenure on the job he has seen only three other attacks on carriers that have been this vicious.

Read more: Youngstown News, East Side dog attack puts mail carrier in hospital.


Florida man guilty of manslaughter in fatal dog mauling

PANAMA CITY — Edward Daniels tries not to show his emotions, he testified Thursday morning, so he didn’t react visibly in the evening when he was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his 7-year-old neighbor.

It took the jury about two hours to reach its verdict: guilty of manslaughter for neglecting to contain his dogs on the day they got loose and mauled Tyler Jett; not guilty of tampering with evidence for washing the blood from one of them after it returned home.

Read more: Defendant guilty of manslaughter in fatal dog mauling – Crime/Public Safety – The News Herald.


Roving pit bull dogs attack 2 people in Seattle

SEATTLE — Two pit bull dogs running loose attacked a 3-year-old girl and 74-year-old woman Thursday night in south Seattle.

Police say the little girl, her sister and mother had just left church and were trying to climb into their car when one dog bit the girl in the face. The second dog bit the girl on the head, leaving two puncture wounds. Some men in the group chased off the dogs.

Roving pit bull dogs attack 2 people in Seattle – AP State Wire News – The Sacramento Bee