- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after they say a police officer shot a pit bull in Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (https://bit.ly/2aw13kv) Fayetteville police say in a news release the incident happened early Wednesday after officers received a call of a dog bite.

Fifty-year-old Michael Harris told police he was walking when two pit bulls attacked him.

Police say officers went to the home where the dogs were believed to be. When the resident opened the door, one of the pit bulls ran toward the officers.

Police say that’s when one of the officers fired his weapon, striking the animal.

The dogs were taken to Cumberland County Animal Control.

Police say Harris was treated at a hospital for bites to his arm and back.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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