NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) – On Monday, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., two New Albany Police Department officers killed two pit bulls after they attacked 78-year-old George Underhill in the 1800 block of Charlestown Road.
NAPD said Underhill was attacked on his property and was provided medical treatment by the New Albany Fire Department Medical personnel.
Officers from the NAPD located the two pit bulls a short distance from the attack. Police said the New Albany/Floyd County Animal Control officers attempted to detain the aggressive dogs but the dogs became more aggressive and presented a danger to those trying to detain the animals.
Due to the danger presented by the dogs, an animal control officer asked the NAPD to intervene and the NAPD officers fired a total of four shots that struck and killed both dogs, according to NAPD.
No one else was injured in this incident.
According to NAPD, a review of the shooting is underway and the case was transferred to New Albany/Floyd County Animal Control authorities for follow up.