A Middletown Police Officer was chased by group of pit bulls after responding to an apartment fire Saturday night on DeKoven Drive.
A dog that charged at a Middletown police officer was put down over the weekend.
The cop went to 329 DeKoven Drive at 6:24 p.m. on Saturday after several calls were made reporting a fire in a second floor apartment.
He went to check to see if anyone was in the house when he was chased by group of three pit bulls, police said.
As the cop left the building, the pit bulls continued to go after him. The officer defended himself by shooting at the dogs, striking two of them, police said.
Police said they were not sure how many shots were fired.
On Sunday, police told the Hartford Courant that the dog’s owner could not afford the veterinary bills and requested that the dog be euthanized.
The owner has another adult dog. Two puppies are in the custody of the town’s animal control department.
One person was arrested and charged with interfering with an officer. His name is not being release because of his age.
No one was hurt in the fire and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.