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Chicago pit bull take a bite out of crime epidemic, officials say

Marshon Hannah, 18, was charged with armed robbery and bail be denied on Sunday.

(Chicago Police Department)

A pit bull took literally a bite out of crime in Chicago on Friday when the dog’s owner released the dogs on an armed man trying to rob someone in a gated community, the officials said.

Marshon Hannah, 18, was charged with armed robbery and bail denied by a judge Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reported. The high school was dressed in blue scrubs and had a bandage on his right forearm.

Hannah is accused of trying to rob a 47-year-old man Friday in the Back of the Yards in the area of Chicago. Hannah reportedly took out a small black handgun and took the keys from the man and demanded property.

The man started slowly in the direction of the backyard of a house, where two friends were, and one of the men, watching the attack unfold, told the pit bull, telling the dog to attack Hannah, the officials said. Hannah reportedly pulled the trigger several times, but the gun reportedly not fire.

The 18-year-old was still an attempt to take a shot when the dog bit him, The Chicago Tribune reported. Hannah allegedly threw the gun while he tried to flee from the group.

The three men allegedly caught up to Hannah, however, and held him down until the police arrived. Officials said that they were a .38-caliber revolver near the scene.

At the time of the arrest, Hannah was on trial for young armed robbery conviction. He is also facing gun charges from an earlier arrest.

Hannah is expected in court Friday.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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