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APD officer shoots, kills pit bull in East Austin

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An officer with the Austin Police Department shot a dog in East Austin Thursday, according to police officials.

Officials say the officer was responding to a burglary call along Delores Avenue, just east of Springdale Road, when he was attacked by a pit bull in the home’s back yard, prompting the officer to shoot the dog.

The dog was taken to the Austin Animal Shelter where it died from its wound. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP