Sheriff: Florida deputy shoots, kills attacking dog

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Posted: Apr 24, 2015 11:29 AM

SAN ANTONIO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says a deputy had no choice but to shoot a Rottweiler that ran at him while he was responding to an alarm at a home north of Tampa.

Footage recorded April 17 by Deputy Kerry Kempink's body camera was released by Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco's office Thursday. It shows the deputy scaling a fence and walking down a long driveway. Two dogs circle Kempink before one dog gets close and the deputy fires his gun, injuring the dog. Homeowner Carla Gloger walks out, sees the whimpering dog and yells for Kempink to "shoot him all the way."

Kempink then fatally shoots the dog.

Gloger told The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1yWtfYY ) that signs on the gate warning of dangerous dogs. She denies an alarm went off that day.