Westminster police officer shoots pit bull
WESTMINSTER — Police say they had no choice but to fire at a pitbull after it lunged at officers who were responding to a domestic violence call.
Police say they got the call about 9:45 Wednesday morning, reporting a possible domestic violence incident at an apartment in the 8500 block of Decatur.
Police say the caller told them it looked like the woman involved had blood on her arm. When officers went to the door, police say the man and woman inside refused to open it.
And when officers forced their way inside, they say a pit bull lunged at them. Police fired one shot, which hit the dog in the snout.
The dog was taken to a vet and is in stable condition. It’s being held in quarantine at the Foothills Animal Shelter, because it apparently bit the man involved in the incident.
Police say 23-year-old Susan Sego and 33-year-old Thomas Rucker were taken into custody on outstanding traffic warrants.
The District Attorney will decide if any domestic violence charges will be filed. Neighbors say the do always seemed friendly and they never had any problems. Neighbors speculate the commotion may have scared and upset the dog.