Prior to the attack, police say a neighbor observed the pit bull running loose and enter his neighbor’s yard. Shortly after, he heard a whining and yelping noise and discovered the pit bull had the neighbor’s lab pinned to the ground.
Police say the dog’s owner was yelling at the pit bull but it continued to attack the lab. The dog’s owner and the neighbor attempted to free the lab by hitting the pit bull with a small wooden bat in the back of the head.
After repeated attempts failed to stop the attacking pit bull, the pit bull was shot one time in an attempt to stop the attack, police said.
The pit bull ran off but returned and attacked the lab a second time by biting it underneath its jaw. The pit bull was then shot a second time and ran off where it was captured by the owner’s friends, according to police.