PALM HARBOR, Fla. - A Pinellas County deputy killed a pit bull while making an arrest on Monday night.
According to reports, deputies were on the 30700 block of U.S. 19 North to arrest Michael Walker on drug charges.
After arresting Walker, deputies heard growling and yelling coming from the residence.
Walker told deputies that it sounded his 7-year-old pit bull was attacking his girlfriend, Sheena Sovine.
When Deputy Christopher Brady went inside to investigate, he found the dog on top of Sovine.
Deputy Brady attempted to disable the dog with his stun gun, but it turned and attacked him. Brady was bit on the forearm, but was able to reach his gun and shoot the dog.
Sovine was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Deputy Brady didn't require any medical attention.
Walker was taken to the Pinellas County jail.
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