Deputy cleared of fatally shooting dog

Published On: Jan 17 2014 10:17:24 AM EST
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

An internal affairs investigation found that an Alachua County Sheriff's deputy was justified in shooting a dog that charged at him during a call at a Gainesville home.

The Gainesville Sun reports Deputy James Hardy shot the dog on Dec. 13 when he and another deputy went to the home to check on a teenage boy regarding threats to Eastside High School.

The dog got out of the house and ran aggressively toward Hardy. The investigation found that Hardy shot the dog, fearing for his safety.

The report states that when the boy's mother learned the deputies were stopping by, she called home to have the dog secured because it was aggressive.

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