Florida man shoots attacking pit bull

BRADENTON — Deputies say a man shot a pit bull-type dog after it jumped a fence and attacked his Jack Russell terrier near his Bradenton home.

The Bradenton Herald reports the dog was in the backyard of a home, but jumped a three-foot concrete wall and began attacking the terrier just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

The man who was walking the terrier pulled a .38 Ruger from his pocket and shot the dog in the neck and shoulder. Manatee County Sheriff's deputies say the man had a concealed weapons permit.

The sheriff's office says the shooting appeared justified and no charges have been filed.

The condition of the pit bull was not immediately available.

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