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Police shoot, kill pit bull that attacked another dog on NW Side

An off-duty police officer shot and killed a pit bull that attacked another dog Wednesday in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The pit bull attacked a German shepherd near the intersection of Milwaukee and Armitage avenues, police said.

An off-duty officer saw the attack and tried to physically get the pit bull off of the German shepherd, police said. When those efforts failed, the officer maced the pit bull, police said, and when that didn’t work the officer took out his gun and shot the pit bull.

It was not immediately known if the dog’s owner was present during the shooting.

A police source said the German shepherd’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers with the Chicago Police Department’s News Affairs office did not immediately have any information on the attack.

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