Massachusetts man tries to save neighbor from dog attack, accidentally kills him with crossbow

USA TODAY

A Massachusetts man who used a crossbow while trying to save his neighbor from being mauled by two dogs accidentally shot and killed him instead, according to officials. Police received calls of a mauling in progress in the town of Adams, located in the northwestern part of the state, just after noon on Wednesday, according to a press release from the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office. When officers arrived, they found two adult pit bulls “engaging in a volatile confrontation,” according to the release. The dogs turned on the officers, who shot them, according to the district attorney’s office.

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