Va. Officer Shoots Pit Bull After Child Attacked

April 19, 2012

A Newport News officer shot a pit bull after it attacked a boy who was waiting for a school bus.

The incident occurred around 7:35 a.m. Thursday. Police say the pit bull knocked the boy down and got on top of him. The boy kicked the dog away and ran.

As the dog chased the boy, the driver of another school bus in the area called to him and told him to get on the bus. Police say the dog tried to follow the boy onto the bus but the driver was able to close the door.

The dog ran away and was later found by the officer. He shot it twice when it charged at him.

The boy suffered minor scrapes. The pit bull was euthanized due its injuries.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 148107105 - newsplex.com/a?a=148107105