Trenton police shot and killed a pit bull after a city man allegedly threw the animal at officers who were trying to question him.
Authorities say the suspect, identified as Tony Butler, fled the scene moments after the shooting occurred. Police tell the Times of Trenton Butler will be charged with aggravated assault once they find him. Butler remained on the lam early Saturday.
The Times of Trenton reports that detectives were on the 300 block of West Hanover Street when they saw Butler standing on a porch. The officers wanted to question him and told him not to go inside the house, but instead Butler threw the dog and ran, according to investigators. A detective shot the animal, killing it.
It was not clear whether the dog belonged to Butler or why police wanted to question him.