Racine police officers kill one pit bull, injure another

RACINE -- Two Racine police officers shot two charging pit bulls, injuring one and killing the other. The pit bulls were released from an apartment where two men were fighting, after the officers ordered the residents to keep the dogs inside the apartment.

Both officers were responding to a noise complaint, and heard two men yelling. The officers also saw both pit bulls inside the apartment barking and jumping, and that's when officers told one of the men to keep the door closed.

Once both officers entered the apartment building, the dogs ran out of the apartment door. Both dogs were shot multiple times by officers, and were still alive. One of the disabled dogs bit an officer, and was killed by the other officer's gunfire.

Both men inside the apartment have been arrested for domestic abuse/disorderly conduct. The remaining injured dog is being cared for by the Countryside Humane Society.