'He put every bullet he had in his gun in the dog'; Neighbors sa - KMOV.com

'He put every bullet he had in his gun in the dog'; Neighbors say Moline Acres officer killed pit bull

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MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Residents in the Moline Acres are still in shock after seeing a police officer kill a pit bull, shooting him five times.

The dog owner told News 4 somehow his dog got out of the front door. A neighbor called 911 after they said the dog bit a child.

But when officers arrived neighbors say police spent 20 minutes trying to catch the dog.  

Neighbors say the dog was playing and didn’t look aggressive. But when the dog ran towards one of the officers, police shot at the dog.

“He put every bullet he had in his gun in the dog," said a neighbor.

Moline Acres Police Chief says the officers’ actions were justified because the dog was charging at them and there was no other choice.

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