MAYWOOD - Seven people were arrested and two wounded pit bulls rescued by sheriff's police who raided a dogfight in progress in the west suburbs last week.
On 09-12-10 at about 11:44 Quincy Police Officers were dispatched to 706 So.14th St in regard to a Pit Bull that was attacking another dog.
Upon arrival, Officers found that the suspect dog was still in the complainant's backyard.
An Animal Control Officer was notified and dispatched to the scene to attempt to apprehend the dangerous dog.
Before the Animal Control Officer arrived on scene, the suspect dog attacked the victim dog once again.
Officers shot the suspect dog once to prevent it from further injuring or killing the victim dog.
Upon shooting the dog, it turned and began moving toward the Officers. At that point the Officer fired a second time, killing the dog.
An investigation was conducted and it was discovered that the suspect dog had broken off of a leash from 720 So. 14th.
It was also learned that the suspect dog had a history of aggressive behavior.
The dog's owner, Dennis Scott, of 720 So. 14th, was issued Notices of Violations for Dog Running at Large and Rabies Control Violation.
The deceased dog was taken into custody by a Quincy Animal Control Officer pending further investigation.
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