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Published: Monday, 4/19/2010

'Pit bull' shot after attacking girl, officer in East Toledo

A Toledo police officer shot a "pit bull" Sunday that attacked him while he was responding to a report of dog attack on an 11-year-old girl on Dover Place in East Toledo, police said.

The officer, Jeffrey Dorner, fired two shots at the dog after it grabbed his arm, Lt. David Mueller said. The dog survived, he said.

The incident occurred at 5:52 p.m. in front of 669 Dover Place.

Officer Dorner was responding to a call of a dog attack on a girl who was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk when one of two "pit bulls" leaped the fence and attacked her.

She was taken by ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Her identity was not released, and her condition was not available. Officer Dorner was treated at the scene.

The Lucas County Dog Warden's Office took possession of both dogs, police said. The owner's name was not released.

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