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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Update: Dog shot by deputy was not killed

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

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