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Pit bull shot, killed after attacking Smith County officers

By Tyler Morning Telegraph
June 30, 2015 at 2:22 p.m.
Updated June 30, 2015 at 2:22 p.m.

Emergency crews responded today to the Smith County animal shelter, where one person was reportedly bitten by a pit bull and shots were fired.

Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that a female animal control officer was attacked by a "large pit bull" at the shelter and was taken to a local hospital.

Witnesses nearby said there were multiple gunshots heard coming from the shelter shortly after 1 p.m.

Brooks confirmed the dog was put down after it attempted to attack him, an assistant fire marshal and a Smith County Sheriff's deputy.




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