Pit bull shot by deputy is recovering

9:16 PM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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The Knox County Sheriff's Department says a pit bull dog shot by a deputy is recovering.

Records show Jeremy Wise shot the dog Monday after a man complained the dog was running loose and trying to kill his cats. It happened at a home on Rutledge Pike.

The deputy wrote in his report that the dog charged him, and he responded by firing one round that struck the animal in the hip. This happened only after Wise told the dog's owner to get her animal under control.

The dog is currently at Young-Williams.

Wise does not face discipline for shooting the dog.

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