Everett police were called about 11 a.m. to the 5400 block of Rockefeller Avenue for reports of two loose pit bulls, officer Aaron Snell said. The dogs reportedly were chasing cars and behaving in an aggressive manner.
Several people called 911 to report the dogs being spotted near a public walking path and an elementary school, Snell said.
An officer found a home in the 2000 block of 53rd Street SE where he believed the dogs lived, Snell said. No one answered the door.
The officer began to leave the property, and the two dogs appeared, Snell said. One of the dogs charged the officer. The officer kicked it, but it charged again. The officer shot and killed the dog.
The second dog ran away.
Animal control officers took custody of the dead dog's body. An investigation of the incident was under way Monday.
The officer was not injured.
View Pit bull incident, 02-25-2013 in a larger map
More Local News Headlines
Snohomish County leads all others in population growth Bellevue man arrested in string of Edmonds burglaries Police arrest Everett man following shooting at Taco Bell Eagle Scout spent year researching Perrinville Kids summer lunch program expands to Everett Snohomish County is eager for federal transportation dollars $675K to study train, boat, car bottleneck at Edmonds Opportunities
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.