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Everett officer fatally shoots pit bull

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EVERETT -- Police shot and killed a pit bull in Everett on Monday after the dog allegedly charged at an officer.
Everett police were called about 11 a.m. to the 5400 block of Rockefeller Avenue for reports of two loose pit bulls, officer Aaron Snell said. The dogs reportedly were chasing cars and behaving in an aggressive manner.
Several people called 911 to report the dogs being spotted near a public walking path and an elementary school, Snell said.
An officer found a home in the 2000 block of 53rd Street SE where he believed the dogs lived, Snell said. No one answered the door.
The officer began to leave the property, and the two dogs appeared, Snell said. One of the dogs charged the officer. The officer kicked it, but it charged again. The officer shot and killed the dog.
The second dog ran away.
Animal control officers took custody of the dead dog's body. An investigation of the incident was under way Monday.
The officer was not injured.

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