Broward deputy shoots, kills dog

BSO: No human injuries reported

Published On: Jun 15 2012 02:04:40 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 15 2012 06:18:03 PM EDT
Scene where dog was shot
NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

A deputy shot and killed a dog Friday that investigators said was chasing people around a Broward County neighborhood.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said it received a call at 12:09 p.m. reporting a pit bull chasing pedestrians in the 1500 block of Northwest 27th Avenue, in an unincorporated area near Fort Lauderdale.

Neighbors told Local 10 that one of three pit bulls got loose from a yard in the neighborhood.

The dog was scaring people in the neighborhood, first chasing a woman from a bus stop, running after a man on a bicycle and following another person through a field.

BSO said a deputy arrived, and the dog "aggressively went after" the deputy, who shot and killed it at Northwest 16th Terrace and 27th Avenue.

No people were injured.

The dog's owner is being charged with having a dog running at large, will receive a notice to appear in court and will be fined by Animal Control, BSO said.

Neighbors said it was not the first time the pit bull has terrorized pedestrians in the area.