WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a pit bull attacked and killed a man who was trying to help the dog's ill owner.
The incident occurred Sunday night at a home in East Wheeling.
Lt. Phil Redford says police believe the dog's owner suffered a heart attack. The other man was attacked by the dog as he tried to resuscitate the owner.
A police department news release says both people were pronounced dead at a local hospital. Their names haven't been released.
Ohio County Animal Control removed the dog from the home and placed it in quarantine.