Fla deputy shoots, kills pit bull after attack
Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 1:11 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 1:11 p.m.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — A deputy is recovering from injuries after being attacked by a pit bull while trying to serve a warrant at a southwest Florida home.
Pasco Sheriff's deputies are investigating whether the dog was let out of the home intentionally after the deputy tried to serve a warrant on Sunday.
Authorities said the unnamed deputy was walking back to his car when the dog attacked. The deputy shot and killed the dog.
The deputy was transported to a Tampa hospital and treated for serious injuries to his arm.
A suspect is being questioned.