Police are investigating after a Fairfield resident shot a pit bull that attacked his two dogs while they were out for a walk Tuesday night.
Fairfield police said the resident, who lives on Jennings Road and has not been publicly identified, was walking his beagle and Pekingese on Prince Street in Fairfield just before 8 p.m. Tuesday when a pit bull rushed out from a nearby yard and attacked.
The man was carrying a registered handgun and fired one shot at the pit bull, which was hurt but survived the incident. He told officers he managed to get his two dogs away from the attacker but said the pit bull then came after him, according to police.
Fairfield police said the man acted out of fear and will not face criminal charges, although police continue to investigate.