Dog Shot, Killed After Attacking 6-Year-Old

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LORAIN, Ohio -- A pit bull attacked a 6-year-old boy in Lorain, and police were forced to put the dog down.

Several people caught the incident on video.

It happened in the 600 block of 13th Street Monday. When police arrived at the scene, they found two dogs fighting.

The pit bull attacked the boy. The boy's pet, a black lab named Killer, came to his defense and was also attacked. Police used a taser on both dogs, and when the pit bull didn't stop fighting, they shot it four times.

The pit bull's owner also tried to stop the fighting and suffered a hand injury. He has been charged with dogs at large, which is a misdemeanor.

No one knows why the dog attacked.

"He grabbed him by his shoulder first and pulled him down," said Kristen Tucker, the 6-year-old's mother. "He probably would have ripped his shoulder, too, but he had a good thick coat so he couldn't get anything, so it moved down to his legs."

The boy's lab was also injured but is at home and expected to make a full recovery.

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