Pit Bull Found Shot In Richmond Home Backyard; Bitten Man Arrested, Another Sought

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Police arrested a man in Richmond early Wednesday morning after a chaotic scene in which someone shot a pit bull in a backyard, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers responded around 1 a.m. to reports of gunfire in the 2600 block of McBryde Avenue, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

Abetkov said officers arriving on the scene heard loud arguing coming from a home’s backyard and saw two men walk out from the backyard.

One of the men then ran back into the yard and hopped several fences.

Officers walking into the backyard discovered a pit bull that was tied up and had been shot several times, Abetkov said.

The dog is expected to survive its injuries.

Police found the man who had run from officers a short time later with a large dog bite to his leg. He was pretending to be asleep in a hammock in a nearby yard, Abetkov said.

The man, identified as 41-year-old Sean Ginn, was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and on multiple no-bail arrest warrants, she said.

Witnesses told police the pit bull had “gone crazy” and bit Ginn, who hid in a shed with another man while an unknown person came into the backyard, shot the dog and fled the scene, Abetkov said.

Ginn and the other man gave police few clues about the shooter’s identity and investigators are still trying to locate the suspect.

 

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