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An Orem man shot and killed his neighbor's pit bull after it reportedly bit his foot.

The man was washing his truck near 200 W. 1060 South when his neighbor's pit bull got out of its kennel and bit his foot, said police Lt. Craig Martinez. The man told his wife to get his gun and call the police, Martinez said. The man then kicked the dog and it ran away, the lieutenant said. As the wife came outside with the man's handgun, the pit bull came back and the man shot it three times, Martinez said. The dog's owner was cited with animal at large and animal attacking, he added.

Back in September, the same dog had bitten the man's wife, Martinez said. Martinez was unsure of its age, except that it was a "younger" dog.

— Michael McFall