BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore police officer shot a dog after it attacked two officers while they were trying to make an arrest on Friday, according to authorities.
The officers had been sent to the 500 block of Mount Holly Street for a report of a domestic dispute shortly before 8 p.m. As police were attempting to make two arrests inside of a house, a Pit Bull attacked the officers, according to Baltimore Police Department spokesman Donny Moses.
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The dog allegedly bit one officer in the hand and another in the leg. The officer who was bitten in the leg was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening injury, while the other officer was able to remain at the site of the shooting.READ MORE: Bacteria Levels Prompt Recreational Water Advisory At Cox's Point Park
The dog is being treated by a local veterinarian, Moses said. It is unclear where the dog was shot.
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Special Investigation Response Team detectives are investigating the shooting.
Officers responded to a domestic incident in W #Baltimore
A Pit Bull attacked the 2 police officers inside the house (one in the leg the other in the hand…both expected to be ok)
They shot the dog but dog is still alive and being treated at a vet
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