Pit bull's owner faces $500 fine for having a dangerous dog in city limits

A Sherwood man stabbed a dog to death after it reportedly attacked him and his dog on Tuesday morning.

Sherwood Police were called to a home in the 15800 block of Southwest Baler Way at 7 a.m., after a dog reportedly bit a man.

The victim, Aaron Shields, said he and his dog were leaving their home when he was attacked by an aggressive pit bull running loose in the area.

The pit bull reportedly attacked the man’s dog. When Shields attempted to intervene, the pit bull bit him as well.

Unable to keep the pit bull off his dog, Shields reportedly went back into his home and grabbed a knife. Sherwood Police say he tried to get the pit bull to stop attacking his dog again, and when that failed, he stabbed the pit bull until it left his dog alone.

The pit bull died from its wounds, and Shields’ dog was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.

According to Sherwood Police, the pit bull was owned by Sherwood resident Jeremy Scott, who was cited for keeping a dangerous dog in city limits. Scott faces a $500 fine in Sherwood Municipal Court.

Shields will not face charges in killing the dog, police said.

Sherwood Police advise the public to not panic if faced with an aggressive dog. People should also avoid threatening movements and not run.

If attacked, police said to protect your face, chest and throat, and fight back.

“Do what is needed to protect yourself,” officials stated on the agency's Facebook page.

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