Pit bull shot and killed after deputy injured in attack, Cumberland Co. officials say

The scene after the shooting of the pit bull. Photo from Cumberland County Sheriff.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Cumberland County deputy was forced to shoot and kill a dog Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. in the 700 block of Allgood Drive, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Authorities said a pit bull first attacked the deputy, who then fatally shot the dog.

The officer was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, but a condition is not available.

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