Police Mistakenly Shoot Dog


Champaign police mistakenly shoot the wrong dog.

According to a press release, Champaign officers were called to John Street and Crescent Drive for a pit bull that was attacking another dog.

A woman was walking her dog on a leash, when the pit ran up and started attacking the animal.

When police arrived, an officer tried to shoot the pit bull, but instead shot both.

The woman's dog died at the scene.

Police encourage dog owners to be responsible for their pets and keep them on a leash at all times when they are in public.

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