GRAND ISLAND, Neb (KSNB) A deputy sheriff shot a pit bull after the dog attacked him during a traffic stop last week west of Grand Island.
According to court records, Tristan Bush, 30, was riding in a car that was stopped for speeding near an intersection about seven miles west of Grand Island.
The deputy who made the traffic stop discovered that several warrants were outstanding against Bush and attempted to arrest him. A pit bull then bit the deputy on the face and arm and Bush began to drive away while the deputy was still engaged with the dog. The deputy pulled his gun and shot the dog.
"In this case, the deputy did the only thing he could. the dog had latched on to his arm first and then latched on to his head," Sgt. Mark Bergmark said. "He ended up receiving six stitches in his eyebrow area from the dog bite."
A chase followed which was broken off a short time later because deputies were concerned about a seven-year-old boy riding in the car at the time.
The deputy had to be treated and released at the hospital.
Police believe Bush could be armed and dangerous.
"I would tell the public not to try and take any action themselves. Several of his warrants are for possessing a weapon by prohibited person so I would consider him to be dangerous. He obviously will take pretty drastic measures to not be captured," Bergmark said.