Deputy Shoots His Hand During Dog Attack-Brevard NC
Last updated 3/27/2018 at 10:54am
A Transylvania County Sheriff's Office deputy accidentally shot himself in the hand while attempting to fend off a dog attack around 5 p.m., Monday, according to the Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter.
"The officer was responding to a disturbance call at a residence on East Fork Ford," Gunter said.
Gunter said that shortly after the officer arrived to the residence, a pit bull attacked the officer.
"He used his left hand in a defense maneuver to push the dog away but could not," Gunter said. "The officer was forced to shoot the dog with his service weapon, and sustained a non-life threatening gunsh...