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Cumberland deputy shoots, kills dog attacking person

Posted December 24, 2016

An off-duty Cumberland County deputy killed a dog that was attacking someone in a shopping center parking lot in Fayetteville on Dec. 23, 2016.
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— An off-duty Cumberland County deputy killed a dog that was attacking someone in a Fayetteville shopping center parking lot Friday night, authorities said.

The deputy said the dog was attacking a person outside a Home Depot store at 2060 Skibo Road shortly after 7 p.m.

The victim was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment. His or her condition was unknown early Saturday.

The incident remains under investigation.


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  • Sara Hauser Dec 30, 12:33 a.m.
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    Channel 11 reporting 2 victims not 1. It doesn't sound as if the LEO had any other choice. Reported also not the first incidence of problems with these dogs.

  • Janet Ghumri Dec 24, 10:25 p.m.
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    Until the details are known, I will only say that this officer (off duty) deserves a bit of praise. To react quickly, and neutralize the threat (attacking dog) without harming the victim or others, that's an officer I would like in my town. Prayers for the victim

  • Clarence Hill Dec 24, 12:25 p.m.
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    Don't forget to test dog for rabies.

  • Henry Evans Dec 24, 12:14 p.m.
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    I think where it makes news is this is a shopping center, where people are not expecting to confront a violent dog.

  • Matt Clinton Dec 24, 10:27 a.m.
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    So dog bites man IS news these days? Go figure.