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NC sheriff's deputy shoots pit bull during attack

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JACKSONVILLE -- An Onslow County sheriff's deputy is on bed rest after an attack in his yard where he shot and killed a pit bull. Sheriff Ed Brown says Lt. Dwane Wade was headed to his patrol vehicle Monday morning when he heard his dog barking. Two pit bulls attacked him when he investigated. Brown says when Wade was able to reach his weapon, he shot one of the dogs to death. The other pit bull ran after the shot was fired. Brown says the remaining pit bull attacked other deputies on the scene, but was quickly captured and taken to a nearby animal shelter. Those deputies suffered no injuries. Brown says the special investigations division is investigating the shooting. Brown says Wade was treated at an area hospital, and is on leave until he recovers. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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