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Loose Pit Bull bites woman, charges officer
Officer forced to shoot and kill animal

Boca Raton, FL – On Saturday, October 29 at just after 4:00 in the afternoon, Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of a dog bite in the area of 2100 NE 2nd Drive.

The victim called 911 to report her neighbor’s Pit Bull Terrier escaped from a fenced backyard and charged at her children. The victim, while getting her children inside to safety, was bitten on the leg by the dog. When officers arrived, the dog was near the carport of 2135 NE 2nd Drive. The officer had police dispatch attempt to contact the resident at that address. They spoke with a male who said that his dog was contained. When the officer got out of his car, the dog charged out at him barking furiously. The dog stopped briefly near the front of the officer’s car and again the dog charged at the officer. The officer fired one shot, which hit and killed the animal.

The victim sustained minor injuries. The owner and Palm Beach Animal Control were notified.