Two suspects facing charges after police shoot attacking pit bulls to execute warrant

Published: Apr. 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2016 at 3:14 PM EDT
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Bell. (Source: CCDC)
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Two men found in the home where North Charleston police officers shot two hostile dogs while executing a warrant are facing drug charges, officials say.

Bernard Manigault, Jr., 22, has been charged with simple possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana within a half mile of the school and trespassing.

Bishawn Bell, 24,  was also charged with marijuana possession.

NCPD officials say shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, officers were attempting to execute a search warrant for narcotics at a home on Redwood Avenue when one was attacked by a white pit bull who latched onto her arm.

"The officer shot the dog, wounding it," NCPD officials said. "A second brown in color pit bull then charged at officers and was shot and died on scene."

The search warrant was executed and two arrests were made for narcotics violations.

Police say the injured officer was transported and treated for the dog bite.

According to NCPD officials, Animal Control took custody of the pit bull.

The incident remains under investigation.

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