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Cop shoots attacking pit bull

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Evanston police say an officer shot and killed a stray pit bull that was attacking a woman and her dog in the 1100 block of Oak Avenue Thursday afternoon.

The Chicago Tribune quotes police Cmdr. Jay Parrott as saying the officer saw the pit bull, a stray, bite the woman on the leg when she tried to protect her dog from the pit bull's assault and shot the pit bull to stop the attack. The incident happened about 3 p.m.

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