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Dog shot, killed by D.C. officer

A D.C. police officer shot and killed a dog that attacked him while serving a search warrant at a Northwest Washington home Tuesday night, police said.

Police say the dog – described as pit bull-like – bit the officer during the incident about 9:40 p.m. in the 1300 block of 5th Street NW, a few blocks from the Mount Vernon Square Metro station.

The officer then shot the dog, which ultimately died, said Lt. Nick Bruel, a police spokesman.

The officer’s condition was not immediately known.

-- Mike McPhate

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 16, 2010; 9:09 AM ET
Categories:  The District  
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"Described as a pit-bull like"??? was it or not.. This is why pit bulls get such a bad rap.. If a dog bites a person right away its "pit bull like"!!! Ridiculous..

Posted by: inegroni | June 16, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

inegroni - Well said.

Posted by: Keliza64 | June 21, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Washington Post turns the situation around. According to other websites linking to this subject, the woman let the cops in because they had a warrent for a person that hasn't lived in their house in over 13 years. The cops used way excessive force and a companion of the lady died due to overzelous police officers.

Posted by: mrking1 | June 21, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

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