A city police officer shot and wounded a dog in the Devonwood West neighborhood this morning after it attacked him, a spokesman said.
Police were called at 8:05 a.m. about dogs that had attacked two people on Evanston Drive, according to Fayetteville police Lt. Chris Davis.
A pit bull mix attacked a woman and a man who were jogging, Davis said.
The woman required stitches, Davis said, and the dog broke the skin on the man.
When officers arrived, the second dog, a Labrador retriever mix, attacked one of them, Davis said. He did not have the name of the officer.
The officer shot the dog in the mouth area, Davis said. The injury was not believed to be life-threatening, he said.
The officer's uniform was torn and he suffered bruises, according to Davis.
The pit bull mix was at its residence when police arrived, Davis said, but the owner of the second dog had not been found by late this morning.
Police will do a use-of-force investigation because the officer fired his gun, according to Davis.