hillsboro, oregon A Pit bull was shot and killed by a man with a concealed carry permit after he said the dog charged him and attacked his dogs.
Hillsboro Police said that the man and his wife were walking their small dogs in the area of NW Merle Drive & NW Glencoe Road just before 8 p.m. when the Pit bull charged at them and began attacking their dogs. That's when the man pulled out a handgun--which he has a permit to carry--and fired two rounds, killing the dog.
The man and his wife weren't injured, and their dogs weren't seriously injured.
Police said the Pit bull likely got out from its owner's gate, which may have been left open accidentally.
A police spokesman said the shooting and the amount of shots fired seemed reasonable.
"You've got a dog charging at you, and it's a threat right in front of you," said Lt. Mike Rouches. "You could be seriously injured."
The man wasn't cited in the shooting, but Hillsboro Police will forward the case to the Washington Co. District Attorney's Office for further review.