CHICAGO (STMW) – A Chicago Police officer fatally shot a pitbull after it apparently attacked him Monday afternoon in the Far South Side Pullman neighborhood.

The officer was conducting an investigation near West 118th Street and South Princeton Avenue about 1:30 p.m. when a pitbull escaped a yard and bit him in the ankle, police said.

The officer then fired shots at the dog, killing it, police said. The officer was taken to an area hospital in good condition with an injury to his ankle.

The owner of the dog could face a citation for an ordinance violation but had not been cited as of 4 p.m.

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