Onslow County deputy shoots attacking dog

Posted by Debra Worley - email

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WECT) - An Onslow County Sheriff's deputy killed one of two dogs that attacked him as he was leaving for his shift Monday morning.

According to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, Dwane Wade was transported to Onslow Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries caused when he was attacked by two stray Pit Bull dogs.

Lt. Wade said the dogs began biting him, but he was able to free his right hand and defend himself.

Lt. Wade shot one of the dogs and the other ran, but did not leave the property.

When officers arrived to help Lt. Wade, the second dog challenged them.  Those officers were able to repel the second dog without getting bitten.