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Officer Shoots and Kills Charging Pit Bull, Police Say

The pit bull charged the officer multiple times and refused to back down, even after the officer used a baton to protect himself, according to City of Clearwater public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts.

A Clearwater Police officer shot and killed a pit bull dog Saturday morning.

The officer was responding to a complaint about an aggressive dog at a residence at 2172 Coachman Rd. shortly after 6 a.m. 

The pit bull charged the officer multiple times and refused to back down, even after the officer used a baton to protect himself. The officer then shot and killed the dog, according to City of Clearwater public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts.

The officer was not injured during the incident.

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Karen Brasted February 17, 2013 at 01:54 AM
So glad no human was injued.
Zigsauered February 20, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Since it was a dog that the officer shot for barking I suspect that he will get at least 8 years in prison?
Michael D. February 20, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Is the owner of the dog being charged with failure to take responsible care of their animal, so it wasn't in a position to be shot?
Jimm March 10, 2013 at 09:20 PM
All the facts are NOT represented except officer's version, I challenge all of you to get the police car dashboard camera video witch "was not working" "it was not turned on" "did not show the shooting" as I wore told by police. Do they had something to hide ?The poor dog was attacked beaten and shot by police in the owners presents, SHAME on Clearwater Police Officer who falsely represented the facts to cover his but. Who is next ? one of us ?

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