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Pasadena Police Fatally Shoot Charging Pit Bull

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

PASADENA (CBSLA.com) —  Pasadena Police on Wednesday shot and killed a pit bull they say charged at them.

Officials said shortly before 11:00 a.m., uniformed detectives were in the process of conducting a parole search at a residence in the 1700 block of El Sereno.

Authorities said detectives were in the driveway of the home conversing with the residence’s homeowners and asking them to control their loose dogs.

Police said a large male pit bull ran out of the home’s front door and charged at them coming within three feet of one of the officers.

Officials said an officer fired and the dog was killed.

The dog died at the scene.

No one was injured.

Police said following the shooting, they arrested four Pasadena residents — three males and one female — on various charges.

• Salvador Hernandez, 19, for parole violation
• Jose David Moreno, 35,  for willfully resisting delaying or obstructing arrest
• Emmanuel Hernandez, 21, for willfully resisting, delaying or obstructing arrest
•Mayde  Banuelos, 23, for a misdemeanor warrant

All suspects were booked at the Pasadena Police Department jail, authorities said.

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