YPD/Man Injured Kills Dog
Yarmouth Police and Firefighters responded Sunday night to a report of a man being bitten by his dog before shooting and killing it at a home on Woodbine Avenue in West Yarmouth.
First responders found a 25 year old man with severe wounds to his left arm and a Pitbull Terrier dead.
The unidentified man was treated at the scene and transported to Cape Cod Hospital.
An on-scene investigation revealed that the victim and his girlfriend had recently moved into the home and were newly fostering a Pitbull Terrier.
According to the investigation, all three were lying in bed and when the man tried to move the dog it attacked and repeatedly bit him.
When the dog would not stop, the victim took a 9 MM handgun from his nightstand and shot the dog once, killing it.
Police says the victim was fully licensed to have firearms in Massachusetts.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing by Yarmouth Police and members of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit.