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Cop shoots dog, Indiana city helps pay for animal’s surgery

Police in Muncie, Ind., are paying a family more than $2,000 to cover the veterinary bils after an officer shot their dog when it charged him.

Police Chief Steve Stewart says officers were called to the neighborhood April 3 for a report of gunshots that turned out to be unfounded and heard a dog barking aggressively. Police say the homeowner put the pit bull in a back room so she could speak with the officers, but it escaped and charged Officer Ryan Yeager, who then fired several shots at the dog.

Emergency surgery for the animal cost about $4,500. Muncie is paying $2,100 of that.

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