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JAMESTOWN – Law enforcement officials have released security camera footage of officers shooting a dog charging them during a warrant check at 222 Winsor St. Wednesday afternoon.
As first reported by WNYNewsNow, the video shows officers approaching the house when a large pittbull Mastiff charged the duo while they were walking on the sidewalk near the house.
Police said that the officer was forced to discharge his service weapon striking the dog and stopping the imminent attack.
The dog was taken to a local vet where it later succumb to its injury.
Police say charges are pending against the dog’s owner because the dog was not leashed.
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