TONEY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Limestone County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a pit bull on Friday. The deputy was serving a warrant at home on Saddle Trail Road, just off East Limestone Road in Toney.
Sheriff Mike Blakely said the incident happened just before 3 p.m. The dog attacked the deputy as he was getting out of his car.
Sheriff Blakely said the deputy was forced to shoot and kill the animal. The deputy was not injured.
Blakely says a witness to the incident reported the deputy waited to see if the dog was going to retreat before shooting to defend himself.