Bradenton Man Shoots Pit Bull-Type Dog

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) _ Deputies say a man shot a pit bull-type dog after it jumped a fence and attacked his Jack Russell terrier near his Bradenton home.

The Bradenton Herald ( ) reports the dog was in the backyard of a home, but jumped a three-foot concrete wall and began attacking the terrier just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

The man who was walking the terrier pulled a .38 Ruger from his pocket and shot the dog in the neck and shoulder.

Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies say the man had a concealed weapons permit.

The sheriff’s office says the shooting appeared justified and no charges have been filed.

The condition of the pit bull was not immediately available.