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Los Angeles: A Los Angeles police officer shot a dog after the dog charged him and his partner.

On Sunday, January 20, 2008, at around 12:05 a.m., Rampart Area officers were dispatched to a burglary investigation in the 700 block of Echo Park Avenue. While conducting a search, a pit bull dog charged at Officer Guillermo De La Riva. De La Riva fired several rounds at the dog striking him in the chest.

The dog died at the scene and the officers were not injured.

Rampart Detectives are handling the dog shooting investigation.

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