Saturday, July 15, 2017

New York: Police officer saves elderly man, 71, who was being mauled by his own Pit Bull; officer shoots dog dead in the middle of busy street in Manhattan

NEW YORK -- A police officer fatally shot a pit bull after it attacked its owner in Harlem on Friday night, according to the NYPD.

Investigators said the 71-year-old man was walking his dog on Lenox Ave. and 145th St. around 8:17 p.m. when the dog started to maul him.

The officer was on his way back from the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital shooting when he saw the attack happening and shot the dog several times.

The pit bull died at the scene.

The owner was taken to Harlem Hospital in serious condition with several bite wounds.


(NY1 - July 1, 2017)

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