By Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) - In a story March 25 about a Ventura County deputy being attacked by two dogs, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Sheriff’s Department, erroneously reported that both dogs had been shot, one fatally. The Sheriff’s Department later said only one dog was shot and it survived.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Ventura County deputy shoots, injures dog

Ventura County deputy shoots, wounds dog after 2 attack him at homeless encampment

FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Southern California deputy was attacked by two dogs in a homeless encampment and shot and wounded one of them.

The Sheriff’s Department told the Ventura County Star ( that the deputy was investigating gang graffiti at the encampment Tuesday when the dogs aggressively approached him.

He fired at both dogs and hit one, a male, who was treated by a veterinarian and survived.

The other dog, a female, was not hit and has been returned to its owner.

The deputy, whose name has not been released, was treated at the scene for a bite on the arm. No other people were involved.

The Sheriff’s Department says because the deputy fired his weapon the incident will go through the usual use-of-force investigation.


Information from: Ventura County Star,

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