Bitten cop shoots charging pit bull near Buena Vista
A Colorado Springs Police officer who was bitten by - and then shot - a loose pit bull was reportedly in good condition at Memorial Hospital Sept. 5.
According to police accounts, Sgt. Gordon Goldston was the first officer on the scene in the 1600 block of Bijou Street at about 2:30 p.m., in response to a call about a loose pit bull threatening adults and children.
He found the animal in the front yard of a house across the street from Buena Vista Elementary. It charged him once and received a face full of pepper spray. This subdued the dog temporarily, but it recovered during an interlude in which Goldston was told to “go away” by a juvenile in the house where the dog lived, recounted Sgt. Mark Comte of the Gold Hill Police Substation.
The dog attacked Goldston again, giving him a “significant bite to the leg,” and this time the officer shot it twice with his gun, Comte said. The dog did not die as a result, but was later euthanized at the owner's request, he added.
The juvenile was taken into custody on suspicion of interfering and resisting arrrest, Comte said.
Buena Vista, which had been letting out students for the day, went into a lockdown during the brief incident.
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