A Regina Police Service member discharged three shots at an attacking dog last night in the 800 block of Garnet Street.
At about 10:05 p.m. last night (Thursday, May 1, 2014), plainclothes members of the Regina Police Service attended to a house in the 800 block of Garnet to arrest a male wanted on outstanding warrants. The accused male initially came to the front door of the house and when he opened the door, a dog came out. The dog is described in the report as a pitbull, although the breed is unconfirmed at this time. The male then closed and locked the door, refusing to come out. The dog attacked and bit one of the officers on the foot. The officer broke free and, when the dog advanced again, he fired three shots at the animal. The dog ran away and it is not known, at this time, if the shots hit the dog. The shots were discharged at a downward angle so that the bullets would strike either the dog or the ground and not travel into any neighbouring properties.
Patrol members attended and assisted the plainclothes officers in negotiating the accused male out of the house without further incident. Animal Control was contacted and police and Animal Control did an area check to look for the dog; so far, that search has been unsuccessful. The officer who was bitten went to a medical facility for treatment of his injuries. Police are at the scene and in the area today to conduct a daylight search for the dog and the spent rounds.
The accused: 26 year-old Jason Lee BIRD, DOB: 1988-01-05, of Regina, is facing four charges of Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC]. BIRD made his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014.