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Dog Fatally Shot By Off-Duty LAPD Officer Working Security On A TV Shoot

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A dog was shot and killed Friday morning by an off-duty LAPD officer working security for a TV shoot in downtown L.A. The L.A. Times reports that the off-duty officer was working security on a film shoot for the Hulu series Chance on the 400 block of South Main Street when an unknown man approached him and instigated an argument, an LAPD spokesperson told LAist. At around 11:40 a.m, an aggressive dog approached the two, and the officer, who sustained minor injuries during the altercation, shot the animal.

The dog died at the scene, and the officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The LAPD has no information at this time about whether the dog belonged to the unidentified man, who was arrested at the scene.