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Hampton police officer kills pit bull

Monday - 2/10/2014, 3:43pm  ET

HAMPTON, Va. -- Hampton police are investigating the fatal shooting of a pit bull by a city officer.

Sgt. Jason Price tells media outlets that the pit bull charged at the officer.

Price says officers responding to a vicious dog report Monday morning found the pit bull tethered to a fence. Tethering is prohibited in Hampton, so they called animal control.

The dog freed itself when animal control officers arrived and charged at one of the officers.

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