Officer Shoots Pit Bull During Attempted Arrest

A Rochester police officer shot a pit bull this morning after a suspect sicced two of the dogs on officers who were trying to arrest him.

Police say officers went to 14 Bauer Street to arrest a man on an outstanding warrant. He released the two pit bulls when he saw the officers approach. One officer was bitten on the leg and fired his service weapon twice, striking the dog at least once. The dog survived and was secured by Animal Control. The officer was treated and released from Highland Hospital.

The suspect fled during the commotion and is still at large.


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