Wichita officer shoots pit bull during attack

Wichita police (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – A Wichita police officer used his duty weapon Saturday to end an attack by a pit bull in northeast Wichita.

Sgt. Brian Sigman said officers were called to the area of the 2800 block of N. Grove about 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon after receiving a report that two pit bulls were in the area.

Sigman said when they arrived on the scene, they were with an animal control officer who located the dogs.  When one of the animals started toward the animal control officer and tried to bite him, one officer tried to use his baton to distract the dog.

As the other dog tried to attack an officer, he drew his service weapon, shooting and killing the dog on the scene.

The owners of the dogs were not located and are still unknown.

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