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Separate Pit Bull Attacks Injure Police Officer, Grand Rapids Boy

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A Harper Woods police officer has been treated for injuries, after he was wounded while trying to shoot a vicious dog.

Two Harper Woods police officers were trying to capture two vicious pit bulls this morning, when one dog charged an officer. Police say the officer shot the pit bull in the head and the bullet shattered. The bullet fragment bounced off the sidewalk and hit the second officer in the arm.

Police say the wounded officer received treatment at St. John Hospital and was released. They say the dogs were taken to a veterinarian.

And in Grand Rapids an 11-year-old boy has also been treated for injuries following a pit bull attack.

Grand Rapids Police Lt. Mark Ostapowicz tells the Grand Rapids Press the boy was walking down a street Sunday when the dog broke loose of its chain and bit him.

Ostapowicz says the boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He required stitches on some lacerations, including on his arms.

Ostapowicz said Kent County Animal Control hadn’t removed the pit bull by Sunday evening. It’s unclear if its owner was contacted.

 

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