Nov 04, 1988 Chicago Pit Bull Attacks Narcotics Officer, Shot 4 Times

Chicago — Police officers shot an attacking pit bull four times during a drug raid Thursday in which two West Side men were arrested for cocaine possession. The dog escaped.

Terrell Harris, 20, and Michael Reed, 17, were charged withsessing $1,900 worth of cocaine and weapons violations after a raid on their home at 942 N. Hamlin St., police said.

A pit bull in the apartment attacked officer John Kotlarz, one of seven narcotics officers participating in the raid. After Kotlarz shot the dog twice, officer Joseph Cannon shot the dog twice, police said.

Though wounded, the dog escaped through the front door and ran south on Hamlin Street.

``We`ve seen them coming with six (bullets) in them,`` one police officer said.

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