Police were called to the 3400 block of Barnsley Court around 5:30 p.m. after a woman called, screaming for help, said Lt. James Fredericks. He said police arrived within two minutes and found the woman's two American bulldogs attacking the boy, who Fredericks said is the woman's nephew.
Fredericks said the officer shot one dog that was still attacking the boy, then the second turned on the officer and was also shot. Animal Control came out and euthanized both dogs.
He did not know the boy's condition, but said he was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The officer was uninjured.