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Mishawaka officers attacked by dog

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- While responding to a domestic dispute Sunday evening, the officers handling the call were attacked by a pitbull, according to Mishawaka Police. 

According to MPD, a call came in approximately 8:30 p.m. regarding a domestic dispute in process.

Officers were called to the 500 block of E Grove Street where they encountered a pitbull.

Police say the pitbull attacked the officers once they entered the residence.

One shot was fired but the animal was not hit.

The dog has not been detained by the Humane Society.

No injuries were reported.

The officer's gun was not seized by the department, and he or she has not been placed on leave.

When asked if a Taser would have been a more viable option, the department told ABC 57 that based on the circumstances, the Taser would have been a very poor choice because the dog was already attached to the officer's foot.

The police department says the incident is under investigation by a shooting review board.

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