Officers Kill Stray Pit Bull During Suspect Chase In Fairfield (PHOTO)
(BANT) – A traffic stop in Fairfield Friday afternoon ended with a dead pit bull and the arrest of a man who had several warrants for his arrest.
It began around 4:30 p.m. when officers tried to do a traffic stop near Olive Road and East Tabor Avenue. The suspect vehicle however did not stop and drove south into a dead end on Olive Road. The driver ran from the car and began jumping the fences of homes into neighboring Suisun City. At one point, the suspect forced his way into a home’s garage.
During the chase, officers recognized the suspect as someone who had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. Fairfield officers, along with Suisun City police and Solano County sheriff’s deputies, eventually found the suspect on the roof of a home in the 600 block of Canvasback Drive.
As officers attempted to enter the backyard with a police K-9 dog, a pit bull emerged and started attacking the K-9. Officers tried to stop the pit bull but an officer was forced to shoot the dog to stop the attack.
Meanwhile, the suspect began shouting at officers, saying that he wanted them to kill him. The officers eventually convinced him to surrender.
The man was identified as 44-year-old Antoine Gordon of Solano County. He was arrested on suspicion of engaging in a reckless pursuit, resisting arrest, obstructing and delaying a police officer, as well as for the felony warrant.
The pit bull that was shot by police died from its injuries. Officers later learned it was a stray that roamed the neighborhood and the home’s resident occasionally let it stay in her backyard.
Aside from the pit bull, no other injuries were reported.