Police shot and killed a dog Friday afternoon as they served an arrest warrant in Port Richmond.

Officers from the Northeast Detectives warrant unit went to the 4500 block of Hale Street about 2:15 p.m. to serve Christopher Padgeon, 26, with a warrant for contempt of court. As they entered the man's house, Padgeon put the dog, a pit bull, in the kitchen and blocked the doorway with a board. When the officers handcuffed Padgeon the dog jumped the board and charged. An officer drew a gun and fired. The dog spun in a circle and charged again. A second shot killed it, police said.

Officers took Padgeon into custody. The SPCA removed the dog. There were no other injuries, police said.

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