Deputy Shoots Self in Foot Trying to Stop Dog Attack

| by Phyllis M Daugherty

An Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputyaccidentally shot himself in the foot while trying to stop a dog that was attacking him Tuesday morning.

According to the Sheriff's office, the incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. in Spencer, which is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. A deputy responded to the report of a loose, vicious animal in the area of 3500 Hicks Avenue.

Authorities say a large Pit Bull had already attacked two people, including a young girl who was transported to the hospital to receive stitches.

When the deputy arrived at the scene, the dog attacked him, according to the Sheriff's office. The Pit Bull grabbed hold of the deputy's leg and then began biting his foot. In an effort to protect himself and others in the area, the deputy attempted to shoot the dog.

However, as the deputy pulled the trigger, the dog moved, according to the Sheriff’s office. Instead of shooting the dog, the deputy accidentally shot himself in the foot.

The dog was captured by the Midwest City Animal Control. The deputy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Source: News on 6