From The Enquirer
A stray pit bull bit a Colerain police officer Thursday evening, causing minor injuries to the officer.
According to the Colerain Police Department, Officer Steven Karwisch arrived in the 2900 block of Atwater Drive around 6:30 p.m. for a report of an aggressive dog in the area.
As he tried to contain the dog until an official with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrived, the dog attacked, biting Karwisch in the leg.
The officer was "forced to discharge his firearm to defend himself," according to a news release issued by Colerain police spokesman Andrew Demeropolis.
The dog, which was not wearing identification tags, died. His owner is unknown, according to authorities.
Karwisch was treated at the scene by Colerain Township Life Squad personnel.