CHICAGO (STMW) — Two pit bulls were shot by police officers searching a home in the Calumet Heights neighborhood Monday night on the South Side.

Gresham District officers were executing a search warrant at a home in the 9200 block of South Merrill Avenue about 10:30 p.m. when the dogs charged them as they entered the home’s basement, police said.

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The officers fired their weapons and shot both pit bulls, police said. One of the dogs was killed, while the other was injured.

The officers were not hurt, and no other injuries were reported in the incident.

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Two firearms, illegal pills and an undisclosed amount of cash were seized during the search, police said.

The target of the warrant, a 41-year-old man, was arrested, and charges are pending against him, police said.

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