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Officer Kills Pit Bull That Attacked Cop in Roosevelt

A Nassau County police officer shot and killed a pit bull that attacked his partner while the two were investigating a report of gun shots fired in Roosevelt shortly after midnight Sunday, authorities said.

The officers responded to the sounds of gun shots coming from the yard of a home on Park Avenue but as the officers got out of their patrol car, a white pit bull was unleashed in the backyard and charged them at 12:10 a.m., police said.

The dog left one officer with multiple puncture wounds on his upper thighs. Another officer shot the pit bull, who later died.

The bitten officer was treated at a local hospital for his injuries and later released. Police later found numerous .380 caliber and shot gun shell casings at the scene.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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