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Huntington Beach Police Officer Shoots And Kills Charging Pit Bull

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HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBS) —  A Huntington Beach police officer shot and killed a pit bull terrier at the Ocean View Estates Mobile Home Park Thursday.

The officers were responding to a call about transients staying in an abandoned trailer.

Officer arrived at the city-owned mobile home park at 7051 Ellis Ave. about 10:30 a.m., said Huntington Beach police Lt. Russell Reinhart. The officers knocked on the doors and windows, but did not receive a response, Reinhart said.

However, when they entered the abandoned trailer a 100-pound pit-bull reportedly charged at them.

One officer withdrew his service revolver and fatally shot the dog. The officers were uninjured.

A 24-year-old man, who had been arrested in the abandoned trailer about a month ago, was again in the trailer, Reinhart said. The trailer’s owner, who lives in Sacramento, told officers the man is his son, Reinhart said.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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