Police responded to a call about a 6-year-old boy being attacked by the dog, according to police. The boy’s Labrador retriever intervened, and the pit bull then attacked the Labrador.
When the pit bull’s owner tried to pull his dog away, the pit bull bit him on the hand, severely injuring a finger, police said. When the pit bull advanced on police officers, they were forced to shoot it, according to police.
The boy received minor injuries.
Police on Dec. 31 killed a Labrador they said was acting aggressively toward officers as they responded to a domestic dispute on Randall Street.