One of the dogs had bitten a person's hand. Eyewitnesses say that the animal was a pit bull, and several people tell Eyewitness News that they heard between three and four shots.
It is unclear if an officer's bullets killed one of the dogs, or if the dog succumbed from the wounds suffered in the fight.
One Eyewitness stated that everyone in the park usually has their dog on a leash, and that you never usually see dogs running around.
Police say the shots were fired in a remote wooded area near Freshkills Park, and no one was in danger of getting hit by the bullets.