Lubbock police officer shoots pit bull in parking lot of United Supermarket

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A pit bull was shot and killed by a Lubbock police officer responding to a complaint Saturday night at United Supermarket on Marsha Sharp Freeway.

Director of Communications for United Supermarkets Eddie Owens said two dogs wandered into the United Supermarket at 5001 Marsha Sharp and the security officer at the store escorted the dogs outside.

Once outside, Owens said, the dogs began to fight.

“They started fighting and he tried to break them up but to no avail,” Owens said, “so the security officer informed the manager who called the police.”

According to Owens, the police officer arrived and tried to break up the fight.

“Apparently it was a vicious fight,” Owens said. “They were at each others faces and throats.”

Lt. Joshua Crouch with the Lubbock Police Department said one of the pit bulls charged at the officer on scene when the dog was shot. He declined to identify the officer.

According to Crouch, Animal Control was called to remove both dogs.

Owens said none of United’s guests or employees were injured.

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