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Las Cruces Police Dept.: Officer shoots dog charging him

Las Cruces Police Dept.: Officer shoots dog charging him

The Associated Press
August 24, 2017 12:45 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Las Cruces police officer has been placed on administrative leave while authorities investigate the officer's shooting of a dog.

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The Police Department says the officer shot and wounded the dog when it "aggressively charged" the officer when he responded to a complaint about dogs chasing a bicyclist early Thursday morning.

An animal control officer took the wounded dog to a veterinarian for treatment.

No other details were released.

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