WASHINGTON D.C. - 2 LOOSE PIT BULLS BIT A WOMAN AND THEN CHARGED AN OFFICER - THE OFFICER KILLED IT
A D.C. police officer shot and killed a PIT BULL on Wednesday afternoon in Northwest Washington after the dog bit a woman and then charged the officer, a department spokeswoman said.
A second dog involved in the attack was taken away by animal control, police said.
The incident occurred about 2:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Gallitan Street NW, just off New Hampshire Avenue in Brightwood Park.
Alice Kim, a police spokeswoman, said police responded to the block after a dog had reportedly bit a woman. Police said the woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Kim said that the officer “was charged by a pit bull,” and he fired at least once. The dog was killed in the middle of the street. It is two blocks from the Washington Latin Public Charter School.