UPDATE: 5:59 P.M. – Neighbors who witnessed the shooting tell RNRF that a large mixed breed Pit Bull attacked the deputy and that he had no choice but to shoot the animal.
The condition of the Pit Bull is unknown, however, sources tell RNRF that animal control did not take possession of the animal.
PORT RICHEY (PASCO) – Information is still developing but according to officials, a Sheriff’s Deputy responded to 7211 Potomac Drive this morning after reports of a domestic disturbance. While on the scene, deputies discovered that one of the individuals involved in the dispute had a possible warrant, but had fled the area. While searching the back yard, a dog exited the porch and charged towards a deputy. Despite attempts to push the dog away with his foot, the dog continued to come after the deputy. As a result, the deputy fired one shot at the dog, hitting him in the shoulder. The dog is expected to survive, according to officials. The deputy was not injured.
One person has been detained but there are no further details at this time.
The breed of the dog has not been released.
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