NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) — Two pit bulls are dead after attacking a police officer in New Castle County on Tuesday afternoon.
New Castle County police say an officer was dispatched to the unit block of Bunche Boulevard to a home burglary alarm activation around noon.READ MORE: Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley Resigns Over Mishandling Of Remains Belonging To Victims Of 1985 MOVE Bombing
When the officer arrived, he learned the alarm was triggered from a backdoor. When he walked around to the rear yard, he was attacked by two pit bull terriers.READ MORE: Taste With Tori: Take Your Taste Buds On Trip To Europe While Visiting Paloma's In Phoenixville
The officer opened fire on the dogs, killing one. The second dog was located on the unit block of Morehouse and was euthanized by assisting officers after it remained aggressive.
The officer was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Urges Voters To Choose 'No' On Ballot Questions That Would Limit Executive Order Powers
The homeowners were charged with two counts of dog at large and two counts of failure to inoculate.