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BSO Deputy Shoots Charging Pit Bull

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POMPANO BEACH (CBS4) – A Broward County Sheriff’s deputy shot and injured a pit bull in Pompano Beach that was charging at him.

The deputy was attempting to serve a restraining order around 5:00 p.m. in the 1100 block of Northeast 23rd Terrace when the incident took place.

The deputy was not injured in the attack.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the dog was placed in the custody of animal control and its condition was not immediately available.

According to reports, the deputy knocked on an apartment door to serve the restraining order. When the door opened, the dog slipped out and charged at the deputy.

Sheriff’s officials say the man who opened the door was a visitor at the apartment and was not the intended recipient of the restraining order. They say he did not order the dog to attack the deputy.

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