A St. Charles police officer shot and killed a pit bull after the dog attacked another officer Wednesday.
The officers had responded to the Travelodge Hotel in the 2700 block of Veterans Memorial Parkway to investigate a stolen car. Police say that when they located the suspect and advised him that he was under arrest, he slammed the door and began barricading himself in his hotel room. The officers were able to force themselves into the room, but the suspect resisted them, police say.
One officer fired a Taser at the suspect when the pit bull lunged at him and bit the Taser, police say. The dog continued trying to get at the officer until the other officer fired four rounds and killed it.
Of course, the officers were arresting a lawbreaker who would have no doubt had a beagle if only pit bulls were illegal.