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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 15, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Police shooting of pit bull sparks protest in Oregon

The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The police shooting of a dog drew more than 30 protesters to the Springfield Police Department.

The Register-Guard newspaper reports an officer shot the pit bull Tuesday night after it escaped from its yard and acted aggressively toward people.

The dog named Kiki survived the shooting and has a bullet in her shoulder.

Those at Thursday’s protest said the police could have stopped Kiki without a gun.

Springfield police say the incident is being reviewed with animal control and police department command staff.

Police have not identified the officer who shot the dog.

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