An off-duty Bayonne police officer shot and killed a pit bull that attacked four people, including a young girl, on a city street this morning, officials said this afternoon.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Bayonne police said that the pit bull attack occurred outside a 20th Street home at 8:24 a.m. this morning, leaving four people with “minor” injuries before an off-duty officer shot and killed the dog.
Mayor Jimmy Davis, a retired police captain, added that the three other individuals involved were the girl’s father, the dog’s owner and a school bus attendant – commending and wishing them all a speedy recovery in a prepared statement.
“I commend the actions of the school bus attendant, the victim’s father, the owner of the dog, and the swift action of the off-duty police officer that brought this serious situation to an end, adverting a potential tragedy,” Davis said.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victim and those who suffered injuries as a result of this incident. I wish them a speedy recovery.”