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Second pitbull killed by officers following attack

Published On: Apr 10 2014 02:07:20 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 10 2014 02:20:48 AM CDT

For the second time in a week, law enforcement officers were forced to shoot and kill an aggressive dog Wednesday night.

SPOKANE, Wash. -

For the second time in a week, law enforcement officers were forced to shoot and kill an aggressive dog Wednesday night.

SCRAPS, Spokane Police and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office responded to an apartment complex in the 6700 block of North Atlantic for reports of a dog that was acting aggressively.

SCRAPS spokeswoman Nancy Hill says the dog bit its owner and four other people and was continuing to act aggressively. A SCRAPS protection officer attempted to corral the animal, but was unable to.

Officers only decided to use deadly force as a last result to prevent further injuries.

The dog's remains were taken away to be tested for rabies.

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