Animal control officer took dog to vet after it was shot in head Wednesday. Its condition is unknown.

An early story posted on Taftmidwaydriller.com incorrectly stated that the dog shot by a Kern County Sheriff's deputy Wednesday in Ford City was not killed.

Senior Deputy Kevin George said the dog was shot in the head by a deputy when it charged a person in a wheelchair.

George said the dog ran from the scene after being shot, then returned to 302 Jackson Street.
George said an animal control officer took the dog to a veterinarian.

The condition of the dog was unknown Thursday morning.

Deputies responded to a report of a vicious dog in the alley on the west side of the 300 block of Monroe Street at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday.

While investigating the case, a pit bull climbed under a fence and then charged a person in a wheelchair, George said.
The deputy tried twice to fend the dog off with a baton but the dog continued to charge and the deputy shot the dog at that point, George said.