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Officer shoots, kills pit bull in SE Portland

The dog was acting aggressively and chasing firefighters who were dealing with a trash fire in SE Portland at around noon Sunday, police said.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland police officer shot and killed a pit bull that was chasing firefighters on Sunday, police confirmed.

The dog was acting aggressively and chasing firefighters who were dealing with a trash fire in the 11100 block of Southeast Melania Court at around noon Sunday, according to Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson.

No firefighters were injured. Multnomah County Animal Services took custody of the dead dog.