From Boston Herald
A Boston police officer shot and killed a dog believed to be a pit bull that was chasing a young girl through Dorchester last night, police said.
The shooting happened at about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Washington and Armandine streets when officers received a call for a girl being chased down the street by a dog, police said.
Police said the shooting is still under investigation but they were able to get the girl away from the animal, at which point police said they were forced to kill it.
No one was injured, police said.