Police attacked by pit bull Las Vegas has to shoot to save his life

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — A Las Vegas Metro police officer shot and killed a pit bull while investigating reports of gunfire in a backyard on Sunday.

Authorities were called to a disturbance in the 200 block of Earl Street just before 2 p.m. When they arrived, an officer heard a shot fired in the backyard of a home on the 100 block of South 16th Street, followed by noises.

The sergeant went to that home to investigate the possible gunfire. When he entered the backyard, he was charged by a pit bull. He fired one round at the dog, killing it.

No one else was found in the backyard, but police did find evidence that a gun did go off there.

The sergeant, 42-year-old William Wilson, remains on full duty pending the outcome of an internal review.

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