A Kern County Sheriff’s deputy shot a pit bull after it attacked him in the 27000 block of Anderson St. in Boron on Sunday night.
The dog was struck at least one time in the head, ceasing its attack and retreating back into the yard that came from.
Kern County Animal control officers arrived on scene and took control of the dog, which was still alive.
The deputy, who was uninjured, was on scene responding to a call regarding the same pit bull that had already attacked a citizen riding a bicycle through the area earlier in the day, when the dog charged him.
The deputy deployed pepper spray causing the dog to run away into the yard of a nearby residence.
After securing the gate to the yard, the dog escaped from the yard and again charged and attacked the deputy, who was forced to discharge his firearm, firing two rounds at the dog.