Fairfax Station, Va. (Sept. 17, 2014) — In this report, it is clear that an officer had no choice but to shoot an aggressive pit bull when arresting a robbery suspect.
Fairfax Police report that around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, a 20-year man was in a parked car with several other individuals in the 11500 block of Fairfax Station Road. Someone in the car displayed a handgun and took money and property from the victim. The victim then exited the car and the suspects drove away. The victim then contacted police. There were no injuries.
Following investigative leads, police located a suspect in this robbery at a residence in the 4100 block of Morrison’s Way. The suspect was contacted by phone and he came outside to surrender. While placing the suspect in custody a pit bull dog exited the house and charged the officers. One of the officers then shot the dog. After completing the arrest, officers were able to contain the wounded dog and transport it to a local veterinarian clinic. The dog is expected to recover.