Jacksonville police officer shoots dog that attacked child

Posted at 9:19 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 09:19:00-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say an officer shot a dog that attacked a child and another person in Jacksonville.

The incident happened Monday afternoon after officers responded to a call about a dog attack.

The Florida Times-Union ( ) reports one of the dogs attacked the officer as he tried to control the situation. He shot the dog, which ran back to its residence and was secured by its owner.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the dog is expected to survive.

Police say the injuries to the child and the other person weren't serious.

There was no word on how many dogs were involved in the attack or whether the dog owner will be cited.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union,