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Police Officer Shoots Dog in Downtown San Francisco

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An on-duty San Francisco police officer on Saturday shot a dog that charged at him, according to police.

The shooting happened around 11:50 a.m. at the intersection of Kearney and Post Streets, police said. The officer was directing traffic when the dog ran at him.

The dog was hit in the leg and suffered a non-life threatening injury, according to police. It was transported to a veterinarian.

The dog's handler, who was holding onto the dog's leash when it ran off, was detained, according to police.

No one was injured in the shooting, police said.

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