Knox County deputy shoots, injures pit bull

Knox County deputy shoots, injures pit bull


KNOXVILLE (AP) - Knox County Sheriff's officials said a pit bull dog that was shot by an officer is recovering.

Officer Jeremy Wise shot the dog Monday after a man complained the dog was running loose and trying to kill his cats.

Wise wrote in his report that the dog charged him and he responded by firing one round that struck the dog in the hip.

An animal control officer took the dog to a shelter, where it was recovering from its wound.

Sheriff's department spokeswoman Martha Dooley said Wise does not face discipline for shooting the dog.

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