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Mitchell police officer shoots, kills 'attacking' dog

A Mitchell Police officer shot and killed a dog Friday after the dog attacked the officer. According to a press release from the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, the officer responded to a complaint about a male subject who was "screaming at...

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A Mitchell Police officer shot and killed a dog Friday after the dog attacked the officer.

According to a press release from the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, the officer responded to a complaint about a male subject who was "screaming at a child" at the 200 block of W. 12th Ave.

Shortly after arriving at the scene, the officer-who authorities did not name-was approached by a dog that authorities believe attempted to attack the officer. The officer then retreated and shot the dog with one bullet from their service weapon.

After the shooting, the officer was "confronted by several angry people, including the dog owner." According to the press release, several police officers responded to the incident.

The officer was not injured, no other people were hurt and no property was damaged. No arrests were made during the incident.

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