By Mike Blasky, Las Vegas Review-Journal
A North Las Vegas police officer was hospitalized Monday after a pit bull attacked him.
The officer was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The officer shot and killed the dog.
Sgt. Tim Bedwell, a police spokesman, said officers were called to a domestic disturbance 500 block of Rancho Del Mar Way, near Washburn Road and Commerce Street, about 9:15 a.m.
When officers arrived, the man at the home fled through the backyard of the home. An officer followed.
When the officer entered the backyard, the man's pit bull bit him, Bedwell said.
"If a dog's biting you, then you have all the justification in the world to do what you need to stop it," he said.
The man fled the area and is being sought by police.