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Philadelphia Detective Bitten By Dog During Investigation

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A Philadelphia homicide detective investigating a fatal shooting was bitten by a pit bull owned by the slain victim.

Police say a 40-year-old man was shot and killed at a home in West Philadelphia late Thursday. When detectives entered the man’s home, one was bitten by a pit bull on his left hand. The officer then shot and killed the dog.

Officials say the detective was treated at a hospital for the bite and was released in good condition.

Officers with the Pennsylvania SPCA safely removed 13 other pit bull dogs, some of them puppies, that were found inside the victim’s home.

Police have no suspects in the fatal shooting. The shooting remains under investigation.

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