Police say when a county sheriff’s deputy arrived in the 10400 block of Hobkirk to serve papers to a resident, the suspect sent two pit bulls after him.
Police have released the identity of the man shot and killed along with his two pit bulls last week.
St. Louis police say it happened before sundown Friday in Dogtown neighborhood.
In January 2013, the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force responded to a request from the St. Louis City Fire Department involving two adult pit bull dogs that were discovered near the scene of a house fire in north St. Louis City.
Two pit bulls who previously escaped their owner’s unfenced yard and killed other pets has done it again.
Humane Society worker suspects animal cruelty, not traffic accidents.
“I certainly think there’s room for examining the laws and the possible punishment…”