Pit Bull Fatally Attacks Neighbor Trying To Save Its Owner: Cops

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A pit bull fatally attacked a neighbor as he was helping the dog’s ailing owner, according to police.

Roy Higgenbotham Jr, 62, was visiting 63-year-old David Wallace's apartment in Wheeling, West Virginia, when the animal turned on him.

Wallace, who owned the dog, was suffering a medical emergency at the time of Sunday morning's attack, Sgt. Michael Roxby told NBC News. The two men were transported to a local hospital where they were both pronounced dead.

Wallace's cause of death was not immediately clear, officials said.

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