DC police officer fatally shoots pit bull

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A D.C. officer shot and killed a pit bull in Northwest Washington after it charged at the officer.

The shooting happened at around 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Gallatin Street.

Police arrived at the scene after the woman riding through the area on a bicycle called them as she was attacked by the pit bull and another dog. Police said an officer fired one round striking the pit bull after it charged towards the officer.

According to police, the second dog was the one who bit the female victim. That dog was taken into custody by animal control.

The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Pit bulls are allowed in D.C., but with all dogs, they must be on a leash. Owners who neglect to prevent their dog from straying could face serious consequences, including fines.

D.C. police said the incident remains under investigation.