Las Vegas police investigating shooting of dog by officer

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the shooting of a dog by a Metro officer on Saturday.

Police were dispatched 2200 block of Cascade Street in northeast Las Vegas to investigate a fatal traffic accident, police said in a statement.

As officers approached the home, a pit bull came out and charged the officer, who tried to use a dog pole to catch the dog, police said.

A second police officer fired and struck the dog, according to the statement. Police don’t have any further information about the dog’s condition.

“This is a dynamic scene and we are still trying to determine the course of events,” police said in the statement.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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