03/20/2001

Police fatally shoot pit bull that cornered woman
[Gresham, OR]

March 17, 2001 Saturday Sunrise Edition
Copyright 2001 The Oregonian
The Oregonian
March 17, 2001 Saturday Sunrise Edition

(GRESHAM, Ore.) -- A police officer shot and killed a charging pit bull dog in the Rockwood area Friday after two of the breed cornered a woman and reportedly turned on officers when they arrived to help.

Police Chief Bernie Giusto said the dogs were "very aggressive, very threatening," and that the officer had no choice but to shoot. Officer Tiel Whitney shot one of them once with her handgun.

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