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Ogden police shoot dog that allegedly charged officers

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OGDEN — Ogden police shot a dog Saturday after two officers said it charged at them while they were conducting a separate investigation.

Three officers were called to a residence at 165 17th Street about 8:40 p.m. on a report of some type of disturbance. Moments after the officers had finished their investigation and were walking away, a pit bull managed to slip out the door, said Ogden Police Lt. Will Cragon.

As of Sunday, there was no indication that the dog was purposely let out of the residence, he said.

The dog immediately charged at one of the officers and pinned him against a telephone pole, Cragon said. Another officer shot at the dog. The dog then focused his attention on a third officer who attempted to use a Taser, but it did not stop the animal.

The officer who shot the first time fired his weapon again. This time, the dog ran off and was later picked up by animal control officers, Cragon said.

The officers were not injured. The officer who shot his weapon was believed to have fired two to three shots, hitting the dog at least once. The animal was taken to a local veterinary clinic. Its condition was not immediately known Sunday.

Cragon said investigators will look at whether the dog was properly licensed and other items before deciding whether the owner will be cited.

Pat Reavy

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