Saturday, May 13, 2017
SC: Off Duty Officer Shoots Pit Bull, Saves Child
The man said he yelled at the dog several times in an attempt to stop the attack. The officer fired five shots after checking that the children were away from the weapon. The dog died at the scene.
The man called 911 and cared for the boy outside his home until EMS arrived. Police said the victim suffered bite marks, bruises and scratches to his side and rib cage. He was transported to an area hospital.
A man who witnessed the shooting told police the officer had no choice but to shoot the animal. Goose Creek Police Maj. John Grainger said the shooting was justified given the circumstances.