Springfield Township officer shoots dog after confusing domestic violence call

Calltaker heard 'You stabbed me' but no one hurt

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A police officer shot a dog during a confusing domestic violence call Monday, according to Springfield Township's police chief.

Chief Robert Browder said a woman called police for help on Mistyhill Drive at about 10 a.m. The calltaker could hear a man in the background say, "You stabbed me."

The dog attacked when officers forced their way inside, Browder said. One of the officers shot and wounded the dog, which was taken to a veterinarian for treatment.

Browder said it turned out the man was talking about a stabbing that happened several years ago.

No one was injured Monday, and two people were taken into custody: Jermasio Bradford 32, was charged with one count of domestic violence and one count of obstructing official business, while Stephanie Bradford 34, was charged with one count of obstructing official business.

Monday's call came a little more than a month after Fairfield police were called to a condominium where a man was stabbing his girlfriend to death. The officer in that case shot and killed the attacker. Butler County's prosecutor praised him for acting in "text book" fashion.

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