Oakley Police officers shot a pit bull on Gateway Drive Saturday while searching for a subject who ran into a home and evaded police. The incident caused the road to be blocked off with multiple officers responding to the incident.
According to Oakley Police Chief Bani Kollo, officers were responding to a call of a suspicious circumstance that resulted in a subject running from a stolen vehicle. Oakley Police were not able to capture the subject who was seen going into a house. In the process of searching for the subject, Oakley police had to shoot a pit bull who charged the officers and their K9. No officers were injured in the incident, however, the pit bull is deceased.
Little details are being provided about the suspect at this time while the incident is still under investigation.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Oakley Police Department.
We encourage our readers to trust the actions of Oakley PD yesterday as we can assure you no officer ever wants shoot ones pet unless absolutely necessary. We encourage you to give them the benefit of the doubt as they work this case. Its important to remember that when searching for a subject, officer safety is priority number one!