JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A pit bull dog is credited with saving a family from a house fire Wednesday morning, but then the dog took a bullet after charging two police officers.
The fire started around 5:00 at 440 Northside Drive, at the corner of Meadowlane Drive. The house is burned beyond repair. About seven people lived there, and they all got out safely.
The family pit bull alerted them to the fire by going room to room. But when police officers arrived on the scene, the pit bull charged at two of them, biting one in the hand. That officer was treated and released at the hospital.
Police confirm a Precinct 4 officer shot the dog. Family members say the dog is dead.
It's believed the fire started in the kitchen.