Utah officer shoots pit bull after it harasses kids, dogs

Controversy brewing among witnesses of dog shooting


Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A Salt Lake City police officer attempting to protect two children and a dog from a pair of pit bulls fatally shot one of the dogs Tuesday.

About 2:45 p.m., an officer in his car near 800 South and Main Street saw a teen boy on a bicycle and two pit bulls jumping up on him as though they were attacking, said Sgt. Robin Snyder. The officer requested help from animal control and urged the boy to ride away.

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