Rockville Police Shoot Jesus

A taser gun failed to subdue the dog

Rockville City Police shot and killed a 120-pound Rottweiler/Pit Bull dog early Sunday morning after it viciously attacked its owner and attempts to control the dog through other means -- even a taser gun -- failed.

Police said they were called to the 5800 block of Ridgeway Avenue in the Twinbrook area at about 6:20 p.m. That's where they found a 38-year-old man with bite wounds and cuts to his arms, and puncture wounds to his chest and thigh.

The man said he had been trying to close his bedroom door to keep Jesus the dog out when it became agitated and attacked him.

While the man was treated by medics, his three children were evacuated from the house and Jesus was locked up in a room of the home. The owner was then taken to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, where he later underwent surgery.

The police then went back into the home and found Jesus had broken through the door of the room and was still acting aggressively. After trying to bring the dog under control -- and unable to locate any sedatives or tranquilizers -- the police called the owner, who asked them to capture and euthanize the dog.

Rockville Police and Neighborhood Services, meanwhile, made several attempts to capture Jesus using a capture pole. After hours of trying to capture him, police entered the home and used a taser gun to stun the dog, which did not phase the animal, according to police.

Police said they shot and killed the dog at approximately 1 a.m.

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