Pit bull attacks child, deputy near school
written by: 9NEWS Intern Josh Sanchez and posted by Jeffrey Wolf , Web Producer created: 2/22/2007 10:02:33 PM
Last updated: 2/22/2007 10:03:37 PM
DOUGLAS COUNTY – A dog attacked a 12-year-old before turning on a deputy near a middle school on Thursday.
Three dogs, including two pit bulls, were on the Crest Hill Middle School campus Thursday afternoon.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy shot one of the pit bulls to protect himself and the child.
The child was taken to the hospital, but his injuries were not considered life threatening. The deputy was not hurt.
Douglas County Animal Control took two of the dogs to the pound. The dog that was shot was taken to a local animal hospital.
The investigation is still ongoing and possible criminal charges are pending.