Howard County police officers looked for a wounded pit bull yesterday that remained loose after a skirmish with a Laurel police dog.
Laurel K-9 Officer James R. Brooks was going home from work early Friday morning when two stray pit bulls attacked his dog on Livery Lane, according to Howard County police, who are investigating the case.
Brooks tried to intervene, but the pit bulls were too aggressive.
The officer fired at the dogs, wounding one. The dogs scurried off before they could be caught, police said.
A Howard County police spokesman said officers were concerned the loose dogs -- particularly the injured one -- posed a danger to the public.