A Beaumont police officer shot and killed a pit bulldog after it attacked a man and his dog.
Police were called to an area near Pecos and 7th Street at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and found a man holding down an aggressive pit bulldog.
The dog had already bitten the man and his dog.
The officer tried to help the man while waiting on animal control. The pit bull got free and once again tried to attack the man and his dog.
The officer shot and killed the pit bull.