NYPD cops fatally shoot charging pit bull outside Bronx homeless shelter

NYPD cops fatally shot a charging pit bull after it bit someone outside a Bronx homeless shelter, cops said Sunday.

Officers responded to a 911 call about two dogs fighting outside the Pyramid Safe Haven men’s shelter on E. 161st St. near Elton Ave. in Melrose at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

A bystander stepped in to try to separate the two dogs and at some point one of the dogs, a pit bull, bit someone, according to police.

When cops arrived the pit bull charged them, and they opened fire, killing the dog, police said.

The second dog, which was injured in the scrap, ran away.

The officers were taken to an area hospital for evaluation.