A deputy was attacked by a pit bull when responding to a cal about a sick person in Royal Palm Beach Sunday.
The incident happened around 5:35 p.m. at the Exxon gas station at Okeechobee Blvd. and Royal Palm Beach Blvd.
Officials say when they approached the man he became belligerent and began to fight deputies. During the scuffle, a pit bull that belonged to the man attacked one of the deputies.
The deputy discharged his firearm striking and killing the dog.
The deputy was transported to a local hospital with several bite wounds.
The male was arrested for resisting arrest.
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