Sheriff’s Deputy Forced To Fire On Pit Bull

LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBS4) – A Broward Sheriff’s deputy was forced to shoot a Pit bull after it reportedly charged him in front of a Lauderdale Lakes home.

According to department spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion the deputy was sent to the 37 hundred block of NW 27th Street after someone called to complain about dogs running loose in the neighborhood.

When the deputy arrived, he noticed the gate to the yard in front of one of the homes was open. He managed to get two of the three Pit bulls back into the yard.

Concepcion said the third Pit bull, however, charged at the deputy who was forced to draw his gun and fire. Animal Control arrived on the scene and took the dog to the Hollywood Animal Hospital where it is expected to survive.

The owner of the dogs, who was not home at the time of the shooting, may be cited for allowing the dogs to run loose.

  • fair123

    not sure of the details but suspect half truths, i watched my neighbors little dog get blasted by a PBSO cop, for no resone last year.. instede of calling the owner this buddy pulls out a hand cannon and blows his head off, i tryed to ask way, and got step sided, about 25 neibhor almost started a riot, i generly like cops but if first u draw then ask questions theres a trigger happy not geting it at home wild anaimal lose, and its not the dog with an AK-47…

    • carol

      I thought pit bulls were illegal in miami!

      sounds like the cop wasnt trigger happy…i mean, he DID put 2 other pit bulls in the person’s back yard first. I dont trust pit bulls…if one charged at me, i would probably do the same thing.

  • Doug

    I don’t understand why cops don’t used their stun guns. Cops should have better non lethal weapons with all this shooting going on. Even somthing that would really hurt someone but why are we still killing people with guns.

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