Animal Control to Investigate Newark North Ward Pit Bull Attack that Killed Shih Tzu

Newark Police and Animal Control are investigating the death of a dog that occurred in Newark's North Ward on Sunday.

According to authorities, at approximately 11 a.m., an officer in the area of Clifton and Park avenues was flagged down by citizens regarding two dogs fighting at that location.

Police responded an found that a pit bull had a violent encounter with a Shih Tzu shortly before officers arrived.

Police say the Shih Tzu was unresponsive and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Animal Control officers from Madison responded to the scene and will determine if summonses will be issued.

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