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Police kill pit bull after deadly attack

A pit bull killed a man in Stockton on Saturday, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s department.

Just before 4 p.m., deputies found Earl Wayne Stephens Jr., 43, bleeding from multiple dog bite wounds in the 500 block of north Gertrude Avenue. In an attempt to save Stephens, the officers shot and killed the dog, who was still loose and aggressive in the yard, a department press release said.

Stephens was transported to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison