Colorado Springs police say that an officer was forced to shoot and kill a dog after it lunged at the officer Friday evening.
Police were responding to reports of a family fight on the 2200 block of West Vermijo in Colorado Springs.
Police say as they were approaching the house, two pit bulls ran from the back of the home, sprinting past the officer in the yard and making a beeline for the officer in the street.
According to police, the lead pit bull went airborne as it lunged at the officer. The officer shot and killed the attacking pit bull.
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region captured the second pit bull, and helped with the investigation. The owners of the pit bulls were cited for having vicious animals.