Pit Bull Shot by Off-Duty Officer After Attack in Pasadena
The officer was bitten on the leg by the dog before he shot it, according to police.
A pit bull was shot in Pasadena by an off-duty Maryland Transportation Authority officer after he said it attacked him.
Anne Arundel County police responded to the area of Vena Lane and Notley Road in Pasadena at 10:50 a.m. Sunday for a report of an aggressive animal. When they arrived they learned the animal, a pit bull, had been shot by an officer before police arrived.
An investigation revealed that the pit bull had escaped from a residence on Vena Lane. The dog appeared aggressive, growling and approaching residents in the neighborhood, according to a police press release.
A resident reportedly asked the off-duty officer for assistance. Police said when the officer attempted to guide the dog back to his residence, it charged him and attacked his leg.
"The officer drew and discharged his issued departmental weapon, striking the dog. The dog ran, then collapsed a few yards away," according to the police press release.
The off-duty officer received minor injuries to his leg as a result of a bite.
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