BRADENTON - When law enforcement responded to a Bradenton home where a 3-year-old boy's face was bitten by a pit bull Thursday afternoon, officials ran into uncooperative residents, according to a Manatee County Sheriffs' Office release.
A deputy ended up shooting a dog at the residence.
The deputy responded to a home on the 3300 block of 13 th St. East with Animal Control.
The toddler had sustained injuries from a pit bull inside the home and he needed medical attention, but the occupants in the home refused to answer the door.
The deputy began to walk to walk to the back of the residence when she was confronted by another dog.
The second dog, also a pit bull, lunged at the deputy, so she shot the dog with her firearm, the release states.
The dog was struck in its right front paw and was taken to a local vet by its owners to get treated. Animal control impounded the dog that bit the child. The child was treated at Manatee Memorial and released.