Cop Bitten By Pit Bull Terrier During Chase

As a chase ensued, the dog was released, attacking the officer

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:40 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Second City Animal Stories

Getty Images / Scott Olson

Stock Image

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

A pit bull terrier bit a Chicago police officer Tuesday evening while two officers chased a suspect on the South Side.

The officers were on patrol at about 6:19 p.m. when they approached a man, who then quickly fled.

As a chase ensued, the dog was released, running toward the officers and attacking them in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue.

One officer was bitten in the hands. The dog was shot and killed.

The officer was hospitalized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition with non-life threatening injuries. No one was taken into custody.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out