Pit Bull Shot & Killed After Breaking Chain And Going Into Neighbor's Yard

A family's pit bull was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon after the Pitt County Sheriff's Office said the dog broke his chain.

Pitt County Sheriff's Deputies say a man shot his neighbors pit bull after he said it was growling at his kids after it broke free from its chain Wednesday on Kathryn Lane in Pitt County.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says that the pit bull broke free from his chain and went into the neighbors yard where children were playing. The man who shot the dog told deputies this was not the first time the dog came on his property acting aggressive, and that shooting it likely prevented what would have been a tragedy. The owners of the dog say their family pet has never shown aggression.

Neither the dog owner or the person who shot it face charges.

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