Charging pit bull shot by deputy in Florida

POMPANO BEACH — Authorities say a charging pit bull was shot by a Broward County Sheriff's deputy who was attempting to serve a restraining order.

The deputy was not injured in the Monday afternoon attack in Pompano Beach near Fort Lauderdale.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the dog was placed in the custody of animal control and its condition was not immediately available.

According to reports, the deputy knocked on an apartment door to serve the restraining order. When the door opened, the dog slipped out and charged at the deputy.

Sheriff's officials say the man who opened the door was a visitor at the apartment and was not the intended recipient of the restraining order. They say he did not order the dog to attack the deputy.

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