Feb 03, 2006 Cop Shoots At Pit Bull in Lombard Incident

Lombard - A Lombard police officer helping federal law enforcement officers serve a warrant shot at a pit bull Thursday afternoon after the dog tried to attack him, authorities said.

The officer was watching the back door of a home in the 100 block of Majestic Drive on Thursday afternoon while agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served a warrant against a man at the home, said Thomas Ahern, spokesman for the ATF. While waiting for the federal authorities to serve the warrant, the officer saw a pit bull come out of the house and move forward in a "threatening manner," Ahern said.

The officer then fired one shot at the dog. The dog suffered a minor injury, but authorities aren't sure if the officer struck the dog or if the dog was injured when he then hit a fence, Ahern said.

The ATF served warrants against one man at the residence and then learned a second man there had an outstanding warrant, Ahern said. He would not disclose what the warrants were for, saying only that they involved federal firearms or narcotics violations. Both men were taken into custody.

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