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Janesville PD says man shot dogs in self-defense

Published On: Jul 28 2013 04:54:07 PM CDT
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -

Police in Janesville say a man was acting in self-defense when he shot two of his neighbor's dogs, killing one of them.

A press release on Sunday from the Janesville Police Department says the dogs were shot in man's one-car garage. The Janesville Gazette reports that officers responded to the shooting on Saturday night.

Police say the two "pit bull type" dogs charged at the man, who retreated into his garage. The surviving dog fled and was taken by its owner to a veterinarian.

Police say evidence in the case support the man's story that he was cornered by the dogs.

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