A Fullerton police officer responding to a family dispute Saturday shot and killed the resident's pit bull after the dog allegedly charged at him, authorities said.
The officer arrived at about 12:45 p.m. in the 100 block of South Turner Avenue, Fullerton police Sgt. Carin Wright said.
"Upon arrival, a responding officer was charged by the resident's pit bull dog," Wright said. "The officer fired his weapon, striking the dog."
The dog died at the scene, she said.
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An investigation is being conducted into the shooting, Wright said.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Detective Zuniga at (714) 738-6700 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.