Two Rottweilers were shot and wounded by Howard County police officers patrolling the burned-out remnants of the former St. Mary's College in Ilchester, police said.
Sgt. Morris Carroll, a police spokesman, said two officers were investigating a report of possible skeletal remains that turned out to be a deer at the abandoned complex off Bonnie Branch Road about 6 p.m. Monday.
As the officers walked near a five-story building that burned in November, the dogs charged.
Sgt. Karen Burnett and Officer Donald Guevara shot the Rottweilers in their chests, police said.
An animal control official took the dogs to the Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Catonsville, Carroll said. Officials were not sure of the dogs' condition.
The owner of the dogs, Allen Hudson, 47, was arrested and charged on unrelated warrants, Carroll said. Police were determining what Hudson was doing on the property. The college, once a seminary and retreat house for priests of the Roman Catholic Redemptorist order, has been vacant since the 1970s.
Pub Date: 4/29/98