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Charging dog shot, killed by Colorado Springs police

A dog was fatally shot by police early Friday morning after it reportedly charged at them

Colorado Springs officers were on Sandpiper Drive investigating a report of a disturbance when the pit bull began to run at them, police said.

According to the police blotter report, officers repeatedly tried to get the animal to stop but it kept coming. One of the officers shot the dog to keep from getting attacked, the report said. Other officers also used their guns, firing four shots at the pit bull.

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