HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Hampton police are investigating the fatal shooting of a pit bull by a city officer.
Sgt. Jason Price tells media outlets that the pit bull charged at the officer.
Price says officers responding to a vicious dog report Monday morning found the pit bull tethered to a fence. Tethering is prohibited in Hampton, so they called animal control.
The dog freed itself when animal control officers arrived and charged at one of the officers.