Officers shoot pit bull while responding to domestic dispute

Antwan Little (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Antwan Little (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police officers shot a pit bull Wednesday night in Colerain Township while they were responding to a domestic dispute.

Colerain officers were dispatched to investigate a report of domestic violence in the 2500 block of Wenning Road. Upon arrival, officers spotted Antwan Little, 30, holding the dog by the collar. Officers say they ordered Little to secure the dog and not release him, but Little ignored the commands and released the animal anyway. The dog ran towards officers, jumping on one of them. Another officer was able to shoot the dog to stop the attack. The animal was taken for treatment, but its condition is not known. The officers were not injured.

Earlier in the day, officers had been dispatched to the same residence to assist U.S. Postal workers after the dog had displayed aggressive behavior toward mail carriers on several occasions. A postal worker requested police presence to inform the residents that postal service to their home was being stopped due to the pit bull.

Officers found that Little had been wanted by police for an unrelated matter. He is charged with felonious assault and open capias. A second resident at the home, Nichole Bake, 41, was charged with obstructing official business and released.

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