NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A police officer and his canine partner responding to a what turned out to be a false report of a person shot in New Haven has fired his gun and killed an unrestrained pit bull that rushed at them and attacked his dog.

Officer Steven Silk was unharmed and his dog, Boris, was not injured during the Friday night confrontation.

Police say a fight broke out when Timothy Fisher of New Haven went to a Bassett Street home to retrieve things from his ex-girlfriend. The 23-year-old Fisher allegedly assaulted 19-year-old Edward Stewart-Booker who was visiting the home.

Police say Stewart-Booker suffered a non-life-threatening laceration to his head.

Fischer was charged with assault, breach of peace, allowing a dog to roam and violation of probation.

Stewart-Booker was charged with false reporting an incident and breach of peace.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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