After being assaulted by a pit bull mix, a Massachusetts police officer shot it dead.
According to WCVB, the Wayland Police Department is investigating the incident. The officer was bitten multiple times after he came to a house at Concord Road as a kid and dialed 911 by mistake.
The homeowner told the publication that once the officer knocked, he opened the door, and the dog, a 1-year-old pit bull-Labrador retriever mix, chased him outside.
“The officer was running all over the yard, then he leaped up and grabbed him by the arm and let go,” the unidentified guy told WCVB. “I was about to go out the door when I heard, ‘Boom! Boom! Boom!'”
The dog weighed 61 pounds and died as a result of the shooting. To treat the officer’s injuries, an ambulance was dispatched to the location.
The department said in a statement that the occurrence was tragic and that it was currently being investigated.
“The safety of our officers and community residents is paramount, and if an officer is required to use force, we take it very seriously,” interim Wayland police Chief Ed Burman said.
“We will investigate this incident to ensure that we have a comprehensive understanding of what occurred.”
A lady who had previously owned the dog, called Blaze, also informed the broadcaster that it had bitten humans twice before. Blaze’s veterinarian had apparently diagnosed it with anxiety and was working with its owners to cure it.