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NYPD: Officer bit by pit bull while responding to call in Coney Island

A police officer opened fire on a pit bull after the canine bit the officer in the head while responding to a call in Coney Island Sunday.

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2022, 1:12 AM

Updated 767 days ago

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A police officer open fire on a pit bull after the canine bit the officer in the head while responding to a call in Coney Island Sunday.
The incident happened inside of a house on Neptune Avenue.
According to police, they were originally attempting to stop a man who they believed was armed with a gun. That man then ran into the house, and an officer pursued him.
A pit bull came out of the residence and bit the officer in the head.
Shots were fired and the dog was struck with a bullet.
The officer was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
The dog was also taken to an animal hospital.
The details of the incident are still under investigation.


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