Police shoot loose dog in Fostoria

FOSTORIA – A Fostoria police officer shot and killed a loose pit bull after it aggressively went after him Monday morning on East North Street, according to reports.

Capt. Patrick Brooks of Fostoria Police Department said police had received a report of a large, loose pit bull that had been barking at people in the 200 block of East North Street. The caller was afraid the dog would hurt someone, Brooks said.

When Brooks arrived to the area and knocked on the door of a nearby residence, the dog again barked at a passerby and then began to go after Brooks.

Brooks drew his weapon, shooting and killing the dog, he said.

“It was extremely aggressive,” he said.

According to the report, the dog owner was to take care of the dog’s remains.