By CBS Baltimore Staff

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.

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The dog is being treated by a local veterinarian, Moses said. It is unclear where the dog was shot.

Police said in a late-night email that a third, uninjured officer shot the dog.

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Special Investigation Response Team detectives are investigating the shooting.

CBS Baltimore Staff