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Postby cheekymunkee » June 28th, 2008, 1:59 am

Police shoot pit bull while looking for suspect

Yakima Herald-Republic

Yakima, Washington -- Police shot a pit bull multiple times Thursday night during an attempt to locate a suspect wanted by the Yakima County Sheriff's Office. The dog died from the wounds.

The incident occurred about 9 p.m. at a private residence on North 90th Avenue. According to the Yakima Police Department, officers were trying to find the suspect in connection with multiple felony offenses allegedly committed the previous night. While on the scene, police said the dog charged two officers and a police K9.

Police said the officer who fired his duty pistol is a 13-year veteran currently serving as a patrol sergeant.

Yakima police also shot a dog Thursday morning in the 400 block of South Naches Ave.

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