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Police officer fatally shoots chimpanzee that attacked owner

Bodycam footage shows the moment a police officer fatally shoots a pet chimpanzee that attacked a woman in Oregon. The primate is seen behind a fence as the officer approaches. It then retreats before the officer takes aim and fires his gun.

Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office said the owner requested that deputies kill the 200-pound adult male chimpanzee after it bit her daughter on Sunday, local media reported. The daughter was hiding in a basement when police arrived, and was hospitalised with severe injuries once the animal had been shot.

The chimp, named Buck, had been with its owner for 17 years.

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