Deputy shoots attacking pit bull, bullet hits another deputy

The deputy had fired his gun to try to stop the pit bull from attacking a fellow officer

By Ashley Silver

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.  — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released a statement this week regarding a shooting that left both a deputy and pit bull injured.

Boca News Now reported a deputy was being attacked by a pit bull when another officer tried to assist by shooting the animal.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’ Office deputies were first called to the scene to help West Palm Beach Police Department execute a search warrant for an on-going investigation. Once the deputies entered the home, a pit bull charged and pounced onto one of the deputies, knocking him to the ground.

According to Boca News Now and a statement from the sheriff’s office, the second deputy fired his gun and struck the pit bull to impede the attack, but the bullet traveled through the dog and hit the officer.

The deputy was transported to a local hospital after the incident and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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