Two pit bulls shot after rushing police officers

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Two people are in custody today after WFPD officers arrived to serve the couple high priority arrest warrants for a burglary of a habitation.

The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Monday that Jefferey and Amanda Douglas were inside their residence in the 1400 block of 25th Street. 

Officials with the police department said when they arrived at the house, they arrested Amanda Douglas then entered the house to apprehend Jefferey Douglas. 

When they attempted to enter the home two pit bulls rushed toward an officer causing him to open fire, killing one dog and injuring the other before the dog ran off. Officer Jeff Hughes said when arriving on a call like this you never know what to expect on the other side of the door.

“When they entered the residence they were met by the two viscous Pitbulls and at that time the only thing they could do to protect themselves and anyone who might’ve been outside at that time or in the area was to fire their weapons at the dogs,” said Hughes.

Both suspects had a $25,000 bond for the felony burglary of a habitation. Amanda Douglas also had five city warrants for unpaid tickets and Jefferey Douglas had two out of county warrants and one city warrant. 

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