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Minot officer shoots, kills dog that police said attacked him

Minot officer shoots, kills dog that police said attacked him MINOT, N.D. -- A Minot police officer shot a German shepherd cross that was attacking him as police were investigating a suspicious vehicle parked at a bar on North Broadway in Minot l...

Minot officer shoots, kills dog that police said attacked him

MINOT, N.D. -- A Minot police officer shot a German shepherd cross that was attacking him as police were investigating a suspicious vehicle parked at a bar on North Broadway in Minot late Tuesday night.

According to police, the vehicle was behind the Garage Lounge and when officers approached the dog under the control of Derrick J. Corson, 23, attacked one of the officers.

The officers, said police, attempted to retreat to give Corson a chance to call the dog back. But the dog continued to be aggressive, said police, and lunged at the officer when he fired and killed the dog.

Neither of the two officers at the scene were injured.

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Corson was arrested for an outstanding warrant, driving under suspension, false information to law enforcement and vicious animal. He was taken to the Ward County Jail.

Corson was not the owner of the dog. The owner was contacted and took possession of the dog.

The incident is under review by the department under its “use of force” policy.

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