A police officer shot and killed at least one of two pit bulls that were trying to attack a woman Wednesday night, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Authorities said the shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m. in the 100 block of Ellis Street. Police said they received a call from a woman who told them she was trapped inside her car because of two pit bulls outside her vehicle.
Long Beach police officers and city animal control officers responded and tried to capture the dogs. It was at that time that one of the officers shot and killed one of the dogs, police said.
The second dog ran away. Police did not say whether the dog has been captured.
No one else was injured in the shooting or by the two dogs.