FAYETTEVILLE NC - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A MAN WHO WAS WALKING ON A STREET AND WHEN OFFICERS WENT TO A HOME WHERE THE DOGS WERE A PIT CHARGED THEM AND WAS SHOT
A pit bull was shot by a Fayetteville police officer Wednesday as the officer investigated a dog bite, police said.
Officers responded to a call of a dog bite at about 12:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Gertrude Street. Michael Harris, 50, told police he was walking when TWO PIT BULLS attacked him, a news release said.
The officers went to a house where the dogs were believed to be, police said. When the resident opened the door, one of the pit bulls ran toward the officers. One of the officers fired his gun at the dog, striking him once. The dog was recovered alive a short distance away.
The dogs were taken to Cumberland County Animal Control.
Police said Harris was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for bites to his left arm and back.
The incident is being investigated by police. The officers remain on duty.