A St. Johns County Sheriff's Office deputy was treated and released from the hospital Friday morning after she was bitten by a pit bull. Her K9 was also bit during the incident and was checked out at a veterinary clinic.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the deputy and K-9 were tracking a 13-year-old auto theft suspect who’d just run from a stolen car in the West Augustine area when the pit bull attacked.
The deputy fired a shot at the pit bull, but missed.
Neither the dog and the juvenile were not caught.