2 Police Officers Bitten By Pit Bull In Auburn-Gresham

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago Police officers were recovering Wednesday morning, after they were bitten by a pit bull in the South Side’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

The officers attempted to stop someone on the street around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue, but the suspect fled and officers began a chase, police said.

During the chase, somebody released a bit bull that attacked the officers, police said. At least one officer then shot and killed the dog.

One officer was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

The officers’ injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Jeff Harris

    Hopefully the ‘someone’ who released the dog was beaten within an inch of their life before being charged with aggrevated assault on a police officer!

  • Roberta Waker

    ANY dog, no matter what the breed, will chase someone who is running. Best thing the officers could have done would have been to stop running and they probably would not have been bitten. The person that released the dog should be arrested and charged accordingly, but you can’t blame the dog for the owner’s stupidity. Hope the officer that was bitten is doing ok. The article didn’t say why they were chasing the suspect in the first place – was it for a misdemeanor or felony? Just curious.

  • Lyndia

    When you are right you are right and you are right Leroy.

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