Chicago police shot and killed two pit bulls after their owner ordered the animals to attack the officers, police said.
Police were investigating a report of gunshots in the 2500 block of North McVicker Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when they went to the home of 23-year-old Ivan Bernabe.
While inside talking with Bernabe’s parents, the officers saw him outside, so they walked outside and asked him to come over and speak with them on a porch, police said.
Instead, Bernabe opened a gate and let two pit bulls loose before saying, “Go get them — sic ‘em,” police said.
The officers shot the dogs before arresting Bernabe, who was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated assault, police said. No one was bitten or injured during the incident.