BIDDEFORD, Maine — A local police officer has shot dead a pit bull after it reportedly bit him and then attempted to attack him a second time.
Deputy Police Chief JoAnne Fish said the snarling dog lunged and bit the officer when he got out of his patrol car shortly after 11 a.m. Friday while responding to a complaint on Pool Street.
When the dog tried to bite him again, the officer shot him. The officer was not seriously hurt and returned to duty.
Fisk said the case is under investigation, in keeping with departmental policy any time an officer fires a weapon. The officer’s name has not been released.
Dog owner Mary Rowe told WCSH-TV that the dog never attacked the officer and that he shot the dog between the eyes in front of her 12-year-old daughter.