Garrard County police shoot, kill loose pit bull after attack


GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Garrard County police shot and killed a pit bull after an officer was attacked Thursday. The dog’s owner is now facing charges.

Police say they’ve received several reports of loose pit bulls causing terror in Bryantsville and being aggressive towards people.

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On Thursday, police say they received a frantic 911 call around 12:45 p.m. from a man at the Bryantsville Post Office requesting an officer. Authorities say the man told them two people had locked themselves in the post office after a pit bull chased them.

According to police, the man said it was the second time this happened to him at the same location.

Police said another call came in minutes later from a woman claiming she was ‘just charged by a pit bull’ and that ‘it was going to kill someone’. The caller said she captured the incident on video.

An officer responded and said when he got out of his vehicle, the dog charged at him. The officer fired three shots when the dog was about five feet away, killing the dog. Multiple witnesses were present, according to police.

Authorities said another person called about the same dog earlier in the week. When officers checked it out, the dog could not be found. Officers said they gave the dogs owner a warning and the owner agreed to keep the dog locked up.

According to police, the owner of the dog, Timothy Quisenberry, will be charged with harboring a vicious animal.