Chicago Police Officer Shoots, Kills Dog During Chase

No one was in custody for the robbery as of late Tuesday morning

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    A Chicago Police officer shot and killed a dog while chasing a robbery suspect Monday morning on the South Side.

    A 55-year-old man was robbed by an armed suspect in the Washington Park neighborhood about 7:30 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

    The victim flagged down police officers and gave them a description of the robber, Estrada said. The officers searched the area and saw a man matching the description of the robber running away.

    He ran into a backyard in the 5900 block of South King Drive, and the officers followed. A large dog charged at the officers, and one of the officers shot him, killing the dog, Estrada said.

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    No one was in custody for the robbery as of late Tuesday morning, police said.

    The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.