Pit bull shot by Stamford cop in assault case
STAMFORD — A city police officer shot a pit bull during a standoff with the dog’s owner over domestic abuse accusations on Sunday night.
The dog is reportedly in stable condition, but the owner was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, among other charges.
Lindon Shaw, 49, of 11 Selleck St., was charged with second-degree assault and attempt to commit assault on a police officer.
Police were looking for Shaw after they responded to a report of an alleged assault around 3 p.m., Sunday. Shaw’s girlfriend said he physically assaulted her and chocked her until she lost consciousness, according to a statement from the police.
The woman said she suffered a seizure due to the strangulation.
Police were given a description of Shaw and his vehicle.
Later that day, around 6 p.m., Captain Diedrich Hohn spotted Shaw standing next to his car. He approached Shaw and told him to back away from the car. Shaw allegedly refused and his large pit bull charged the captain, who used his car as a shield against the animal.
The dog charged Hohn again, and this time, Hohn shot the animal. Shaw then allegedly complied with Hohn’s orders and was arrested. Police said a little less than two ounces of cocaine with numerous baggies were retrieved from the ground about five feet from where Shaw was standing.
Shaw was charged with second-degree assault, strangulation, disorderly conduct, and threatening. He was additionally charged with criminal attempt at an assault on a police officer, interfering with police, and breach of peace. A $200,000 bond was levied on all of the charges.