Pit bull shot on Long Island

May 12, 2010 5:14:34 AM PDT
Police and the SPCA are investigating after a pit bull was shot and killed on Long Island. Timothy Devine, 43, called 911 to report a loose pit bull in East Setauket.

He says he saw kids yelling and saw Nana, the 4-year-old pit bull, approach a young girl.

Devine says he got the dogs attention and she came within 5 feet of him. But he claims he couldn't make it inside of his home on Quail Lane, so he shot Nana once.

Police say he does have a valid pistol permit and it is a properly registered gun.

Nana wandered back to her home on Partridge Lane and died on the front steps.

So far, no charges have been filed.

Police say there was one prior documented account of a vicious pit bull in the area last year.