Man killed by crossbow fired by neighbor trying to stop dogs

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 12:46:38-05

(AP) -- Authorities in Massachusetts say a man trying to escape from two attacking pit bulls was shot and killed in his own apartment by a crossbow bolt fired by a neighbor coming to help.

The Berkshire District Attorney's Office says the death Wednesday afternoon in Adams appears to be accidental.

Authorities say the bolt struck one of the dogs, traveled through a door and hit the man in the next room, where he was trying to barricade himself.

The neighbor who fired the arrow is cooperating in the ongoing investigation.

The dogs were shot and killed by police.