06/12/2006

Police shoot attacking pit bull after Colo. officer bitten

Chris Barge
Rocky Mountain News
Copyright 2006 Denver Publishing Company

A Denver police officer shot and killed a pit bull Sunday morning when it attacked him as he tried to arrest a man at a motel off East Colfax Avenue.

The officer was taken by ambulance to Denver Health Medical Center with a serious injury to his left hand. His name was not released by police. The officer was in fair condition at the hospital, said Detective John White, police spokesman.

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