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Crookston police officer shoots, kills pit bull

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Crookston police officer shoots, kills pit bull
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Crookston Police said they are investigating the Monday morning shooting death of a loose pit bull by a police officer.

The officer responded just after 10 a.m. to 117 S. Lincoln Ave. where the dog was not allowing Brenda Harmon to get out of her vehicle, according to a department news release. The black colored dog reportedly began barking and growling upon seeing the officer, who radioed for back up, the release said.

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Harmon was able to leave while the dog became more aggressive toward the officer who had his back up against the wall of a house, according to police. Fearing for his safety, the officer shot and killed the dog, owned by Daniel Reyes of 113 S. Lincoln Drive, the release said.

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