Aug 12, 2008 Elgin officer shoots charging pit bull

  Elgin — An Elgin police officer shot and wounded a pit bull over the weekend after it made threatening moves toward him, police said Monday.
The dog was taken to an animal hospital where it was euthanized. The dog's owner, Dewayne M. Miller, 23, of the 400 block of Locust Street, was cited for allegedly violating city ordinances that prohibit dangerous dogs, require dogs to be on a leash or confined and require proof of rabies inoculation, said police spokeswoman Ann Dinges.
The officer was called to Miller's house about 4:40 p.m. Saturday by a neighbor who told police the pit bull was running loose and fighting with her dog, a Siberian husky, Dinges said.
The dog was shot in the chest when it charged the officer three times as he went to the front door of Miller's house, Dinges said. Miller was not home at the time, she said.

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