FALL RIVER (CBS) – Police were forced to shoot a pit bull that was attacking a child and woman in Fall River.

Police arrived at the intersection of Bay Street and Mount Hope Ave. just after 8 p.m. Friday night. They said the pair knew the dog and were feeding it treats when it lunged.

Kaylin and Marco Arruda were driving by at the time of the attack and jumped into action.

“We literally didn’t even put the car in park, and I jumped out and started running over. And that’s when we saw the dog attacking the mother,” Kaylin said.

Police ended up shooting and killing the dog.

Both victims have injuries to their faces and were taken to Rhode Island hospitals. They are expected to survive.

“I’m sorry he had no choice,” said Marco about the officer’s decision to kill the dog.




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