Deputy fatally shoots pit bull after being attacked

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. - A deputy was attacked by a pit bull when responding to a call about a sick person in Royal Palm Beach Sunday. 

The incident happened around 5:35 p.m. at the Exxon gas station at Okeechobee Blvd. and Royal Palm Beach Blvd.

Officials say when deputies approached the man he became belligerent and began to fight. During the scuffle, the man's pit bull attacked one of the deputies.

The deputy discharged his firearm striking and killing the dog.

The deputy, whose name has not been released, was transported to a local hospital with several bite wounds. 

The man was charged with resisting arrested.

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