A man has been charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act in connection with the death of another man at a house in Derby.
Wayne Stevens, 51, died after the incident at around 5.50am on Saturday in the Cavendish area of the city.
The dog was shot because it posed a risk to officers and to the public, police said.
Gary Stevens, 53, of Cameron Road, Derby, has been charged with being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death.
He will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The force said: “Formal identification has taken place, and the victim has been named as 51-year-old Wayne Stevens.
“Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this time.”