- Associated Press - Sunday, March 12, 2017

STEPHENS CITY, Va. (AP) - A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a pit bull that attacked him as he was making an arrest.

The Winchester Star reported Saturday that a deputy with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office had gone to a home in Stephens City Thursday evening to arrest a man wanted in Harrisonburg.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Aleck Beeman said the pit bull ran out of the house and attacked the deputy after the man who was being placed under arrest opened the door.

The deputy was treated for minor injuries.

The county commonwealth’s attorney ruled the shooting to be justified.

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Information from: The Winchester Star, https://www.winchesterstar.com

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