Zion - Zion police shot and killed three pit-bull dogs Wednesday afternoon in two incidents, Zion Police Chief Lloyd DeTienne said. In the first incident, a city animal warden, Robert Bounds, 23, was attacked by two pit bulls outside an abandoned house at 3116 Gabriel Ave. in the suburb. Bounds had been investigating a complaint that dogs were running at large in the area, DeTienne said. After being repeatedly bitten on the hands and legs, Bounds managed to get to his radio and call for help. Police officers arrived and shot both pit bulls dead.
Almost at the same time, the same officers received another complaint that a mail carrier was being attacked by a pit bull near the first incident. The same officers shot and killed that dog.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, September 10, 1987