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Police Shoot Pit Bull Mauling Teen's Face

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    Dog Owner Faces Charges After Teen Mauled

    The owner of a pitbull who mauled a 16-year-old in Lawncrest on Friday will be facing charges. (Published Saturday, May 2, 2015)

    Police in Pennslyvannia shot a dog after they say the animal mauled a 16-year-old boy Friday night.

    Philadelphia police arrived to an alley behind the 200 block of Higbee Street, near Newtown Avenue, in the city’s Lawncrest section after receiving a 911 report of a person screaming around 7:30 p.m., said police.

    Officers from the 2nd District found a pit bull mauling the boy's face and arms. The officers used a stun gun twice on the dog but the attack continued. One of the officers then opened fire, grazing the dog one time, said investigators.

    The incident left the teen in critical condition. Medics rushed him to Einstein Medical Center where his condition was upgraded to stable, said police.

    After the shooting police contained the dog but didn’t reveal the animal’s condition.

    No officers were hurt.

    "All I heard was somebody screaming and so me and my mom, we ran to the window to see what was happening," said witness Omar.

    The 11-year-old captured video of the dog continuing to fight even after being corralled by officers.

    No word yet on who owns the dog.