RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Deputies shot and killed a dog that attacked a police dog yesterday afternoon.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded just after 3:30 p.m. Friday to the 10000 block of 50th Street for report of a fight involving multiple people at a residence in Jurupa Valley.

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Once on scene, officials said they approached the home with a K-9 unit, and located a large dog, which was loose, outside of the residence.

Deputies did not clarify the breed of the loose dog.

According to deputies, the dog proceeded to bite the police dog several times.

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Authorities attempted to pry the dogs off of each other, but were unable to release the bite on the police dog.

A deputy fired one shot and killed the animal, in response to the attack.

No deputies were injured.

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