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Thursday, July 31, 2008

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Detectives Attacked by a Dog

Los Angeles: Dog charges a detective while making an arrest.

On Thursday, July 24, 2008 at around 11:50 a.m., detectives from Commercial Crimes Division were investigating a crime at a body shop on 42nd Street and Central Avenue.

Their investigation resulted in the arrest of a suspect in the business lot, when a dog suddenly charged at the detective. Detective Kevin Romine fired several rounds at the dog in order to stop its attack, resulting in its death.

Detective Kevin Romine has been with the Department for 13 years.

There were no injuries to the detectives involved nor the suspect arrested at the time of the shooting.

Force Investigation Division is handling the investigation.

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