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Dog shot after attacking Fayetteville officer

Posted September 13, 2010 1:15 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville police officer shot a dog Monday morning after it attacked him, police said.

A pit bull mix attacked a man and woman who were jogging in the Devonwood West neighborhood at about 8 a.m., police said. The woman needed stitches for her injuries.

When an officer arrived to investigate the incident, another dog attacked him, tearing his uniform and leaving him with bruises, police said.

The officer, whose name wasn't released, shot that dog in the mouth, but the animal is expected to recover, police said.