According to officials, around 2:45 p.m., an officer saw a dog attacking a 7-year-old girl on Everett Street.
Police said the officer stopped to help but that the dog would not release the child.
Authorities stated that the officer then used his stun gun and the dog released the girl who ran to safety.
Units said the dog then turned its attack on the official who used the stun gun a second time to no effect.
The officer retreated and then used his firearm to shoot the dog and stop the attack.
The dog died from injuries at the scene.
Crews transported the child to a local hospital for treatment of bites to her neck and her arms. Her family said she is expected to be okay.
Authorities said the dog was adopted about three days ago and started attacking the girl.
The girl is a cousin of the dog’s owners.
The investigation is ongoing.
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