Police opened fire on a pack of pit bulls, killing one, after the dogs allegedly attacked a teenager and then surrounded an officer Wednesday night.
Matthew Fale, 13, was standing along his neighbor's fence when witnesses say the dogs attacked.
"This little boy was standing with his cousin and his cousin told him not to move, and so he turned around and went to the fence like this and that's when the dogs hopped on his back," says neighbor Courtney Moore.
The boy's cousin, Brendon Atamata, says two dogs latched onto the back of Matthew's arm.
"I had a stick in my hand and I just ran after my cousin. I caught one in his ribs and another in his jaw," says Atamata.
Witnesses say 4 or 5 pit bulls escaped from a home in the Westway community. When police pulled up, the dogs surrounded an officer and attacked, so he shot them.
"We heard gunshots. We automatically assumed they were shooting the dogs," says Moore.
Three dogs were shot, one was killed. A fourth dog was tased.
Federal Way police say an investigation is still ongoing to see if anyone faces charges in this case.
The boy was taken to the hospital and released Wednesday night.