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Police Shoot, Kill Dog During DC Festival

September 13, 2010

WASHINGTON – D.C. Police say a dog has been shot and killed by an officer during the Adams Morgan Day Festival, Sunday afternoon.

Police have not said why the officer fired his weapon at the dog, but witnesses tell ABC 7’s Brianne Carter, police shot the dog after an intense fight with a smaller dog.

Witnesses also say a man who tried to stop the fight received a minor scrape.

It’s not clear what type of dog was killed in the incident. ABC 7 reports it was a pit bull, while DCist initially reported it was a rottweiler.

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