A Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy shot a pit bull which was threatening the officer who was trying to contact a probationer near Ventura.
It happened at around 11 a.m. yesterday, on Larkspur Drive.
The deputy saw a woman who was on probation, but when the officer tried to contact her she fled into a home. As the woman ran inside, a dog ran outside. The deputy used a baton to try to fend off the dog, and when that failed, the officer shot the dog.
The deputy was uninjured. The dog is expected to survive its wound.