Littleton Police report the death this afternoon of the bull that had been wandering the countryside for several days after it escaped a livestock auction.
Police report a sergeant responding to a report of the bull standing in the middle of Great Road around 5:30 p.m. today arrived to find it had moved off that thoroughfare and onto a side street. When it began moving back towards Great Road, the sergeant decided to shoot the bull because of the risk he would pose to motorists.
The bull's owner then arrived and fired a third, and fatal, shot.
In a statement, Police Chief Matthew King said:
This decision did not come lightly. Littleton Police and the bull's owner acted out of concern for people in the neighborhood and drivers in the area.