Man who shot dogs mauling child faces gun chargesSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:20
Man who shot dogs mauling child faces gun charges
City wants to know if gun he used was legal
By Andrea Noble-The Washington Times
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Washington Post
D.C. police are investigating whether a man will face criminal charges for shooting a pit bull that was attacking a child in his neighborhood.
The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon, after three pit bulls attacked an 11-year-old boy as he rode his bicycle through the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest, according to a police report.
When the man, a neighbor, saw the boy being mauled by the dogs, he went inside his home and got a gun. The man killed one of the dogs. The gunfire attracted the attention of a police officer in the area near Eighth and Sheridan streets, where the attack occurred. The officer responded and shot the other two pit bulls as they continued to attack the boy.