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Sheriff: Deputy, SPCA officer shoot, kill charging pit bull

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A deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and an SPCA officer shot and killed a pit bull charging at the deputy after it attacked a man  in Columbia Township Sunday, sheriff's officials said.

Deputies and the SPCA officer responded to the 5500 block of Kennedy Avenue when callers reported two pit bulls running loose in the neighborhood, sheriff's officials said.

The animals also caused damage to a vehicle.

Before they arrived, the dogs had fled.

Deputies were searching for them when they heard what appeared to be a dog fight, followed by someone yelling for help, sheriff's officials said.

They ran back to the 5500 block of Kennedy Avenue and said they saw a  homeowner on the ground being attacked by one of the pit bulls.

The deputies deployed their Tasers in attempts to stun the dog into stopping, but the non-lethal force did not take effect, according to the sheriff's office.

One of the pit bulls started to charge at one of the deputies.

That's when a deputy and the SPCA officer fired their guns, striking and killing  the pit bull.

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