Update: A Domestic Incident Report (DIR) was filed in this case after officers conducted an investigation of the incident at the scene and and determined a domestic incident had occurred, said Village of Mamaorneck Police Spokesperson Sandra DiRuzza. The DIR has been used to document domestic violence in New York State since 1994 and police are required to complete them when responding to a domestic violence call, whether or not an arrest is made. It is unclear what course of action led to the report being filed.
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Police shot and wounded a pit bull that latched onto a 29-year old Bronx man on the 400 block of North Barry Avenue in the Village of Mamaroneck (VOM) at 7:48 a.m. yesterday morning and wouldn’t let go.
Several frantic neighbors called 911 after the dog began attacking the man in the middle of the street. One bystander attempted to distract the dog with a large stick prior to the police arriving on the scene, however, the dog continued its relentless attack on the man, undaunted by the attempts to stop it, said a release sent out by the VOM Police Department this morning.
Even after one officer fired several rounds at the dog, it only seemed to fuel the dog’s fury even more as it charged at the officer.
With the assistance of the dog’s owner and an animal snare, the wounded dog was brought under control and taken to Greenburgh Animal Hospital to be euthanized at the request of its owner.
It is unknown why the dog initially attacked the man.
The victim was taken to the hospital for multiple bite wounds and later released.
No officers were injured.
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Editor's Note: An update to the original story indicated that a DIR was filled out at the same time that the incident with the dog occurred. This sentence was clarified to indicate that the report was filled out after officers had conducted an investigation.