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Charge dropped against man who shot attacking dog

Wednesday - 7/24/2013, 9:50am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A gun charge has been dropped against a man who used an unregistered handgun to shoot a dog attacking a boy.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/15epg7Q ) that a D.C. Superior Court judge accepted prosecutors' motion Tuesday to dismiss the charge against Ben Srigley.

Srigley's 9mm Ruger P90 was purchased legally in Virginia, but never registered in the District. In January, three pit bulls attacked a boy on the street outside Srigley's home and he shot one to death. A police officer shot and killed the other two.

The boy's life was saved, but Srigley was left with legal troubles. In a deal with prosecutors, Srigley agreed to pay a $1,000 fine and register his handgun and two long guns in storage after his planned move to Maryland.

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