Police officer forced to shoot pit bull

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CELINA, Ohio (WDTN) – A Celina police officer was forced to shoot a pit bull that jumped him.

Investigators say the officer was investigating the report of a vicious dog Monday morning in the 500 block of Lisle Street.

Two people told the officer that the dog was aggressively approaching them as they were walking their dogs.

Once the officer arrived at the house where the dog lived, the dog lunged at him, jumping on him several times.

The officer was forced to shoot the dog to stop it from snapping and jumping at him.

The dog was captured and treated for its injuries.

It is in the custody of the Mercer County dog warden until a decision is made about whether charges will be filed.

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