IRVING, Texas — Three pit bulls mauled a Texas teen to death while he was allegedly trespassing in an Irving homeowner's backyard, authorities said.
"The officers jumped the fence, put themselves between the victim and the dogs in an attempt to stop the attack," the department said in a news release. "The dogs attacked the officers, and they fired their duty weapons to protect themselves and the victim."
One of the pit bulls was shot and later euthanized, the AP reported. The remaining two dogs are now at the Irving Animal Shelter, authorities said.
A dog bit one of the responding officers, who has been treated, police said.
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