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NEW INFO: Owner charged after leashed dog that was attacked by other dog dies

Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 10:33 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2021 at 11:18 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Greenville police have charged the owner of a dog that attacked another dog Thursday morning on West 4th Street.

Linda Chamberlain has been charged with two leash law violations by Animal Protective Services.

Chamberlain’s pit bull was shot and killed by a police officer who was called after a dog was attacked while on a leash in its backyard. Police said that attacked dog later died from its injuries.

Police said they do not have evidence to suggest the woman’s second dog was involved in the deadly attack on Thursday. Chamberlain still has possession of the other dog, according to police.

We’re told by relatives of the owner of the dog that was on the leash that the dog was a 5-year-old mixed breed named Tiger.

The dog that was shot by police is named Blue, according to its owner.

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Greenville Police say that a dog that was attacked by a pit bull this morning has died.

Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter provided new details about the attack that happened just after 7 a.m. on West 4th Street.

Hunter says that a pit bull got through a fence and into the backyard of the home where another pit bull was chained up and began to maul it.

Officers responded to the scene with one of them shooting and killing the aggressive dog, Hunter said.

Hunter says an internal review of the officer’s use of their gun will take place, which is standard protocol.

Police say there was a second unleashed dog owned by the same person that was present. They say that there is no indication that this dog was involved in the attack and that the animal ran off when the homeowner went outside.

We’re told by relatives of the owner of the dog that was on the leash that the dog was a 5-year-old mixed breed named Tiger.

The dog that was shot by police is named Blue, according to its owner.

We’re told the case has been turned over to Animal Protective Services who will follow up on the potential leash law violation.

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Greenville Police say that officers shot and killed an aggressive pit bull that attacked another dog.

Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter says that it happened just after 7 a.m. today on West 4th Street.

Hunter says that the unleashed dog walked into the yard and attacked another pit bull that was chained up in the yard.

The chained animal’s owner tried to stop the attack but was unable to and called the police.

Hunter says that officers had to shoot the attacking dog.

Police are gathering more information from Animal Protective Services. We’ll update this story when we learn more.

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