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Police Kill Dog While Investigating Snowball Complaint

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GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) - Police in West Michigan responding to a complaint of teenagers breaking windows with snowballs fatally shot a pit bull that officers say was sent to attack them.

MLive.com reports Grand Rapids police chased two teens Tuesday night to a home on Rose Street near Division Avenue.

Police said the teens went inside and refused to come out. That’s when the dog was let out of the house and allegedly ordered to attack.

Officers fired roughly a dozen shots at the dog as it charged them.

Police said an officer, the dog’s owner and another person were treated for minor injuries from dog bites.

The teens involved in the original snowball complaint were arrested, along with the dog’s owner.  Charges are expected, including malicious destruction of property against the teens.

No names have been released.

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