Fla. deputy shoots pit bull 8 times after attack

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in northeast Florida shot a pit bull eight times after it attacked him.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the dog had been involved in five previous incidents, including two dog bites.

Sheriff's office spokesman Kevin Kelshaw tells The St. Augustine Record that the deputy tried to subdue the dog with his baton before shooting the animal.

The sheriff's office says Deputy Scott Wright had been responding to a complaint Thursday about an aggressive pit bull roaming the neighborhood.