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Walton Co. deputy accused of wrongly killing dog
A Walton County deputy is accused of wrongly shooting and killing a dog he says charged at him.
A pit bull named Ford died on March 11, near his owners home.
A deputy had been called to the house next door, by a woman who said she was afraid to get out of her car.
She said she felt threatened by the dog.
The Sheriff's office says while he was investigating, the dog charged him, forcing him to fire in self-defense.
A spokesperson says there was a camera on the deputy's sunglasses, and the video backs up his account.
The dog's owner says the deputy told him a different story, minutes after it happened.
Catherine Rodriguez/WCSO said, "I have personally seen the video, and the deputy was justified in doing what he had done in using self-defense"
Jonathan Aldrich/Santa Rosa Beach said, "He did not mention anything about the dog running at him full speed, he didn't mention anything about the dog trying to attack him, I asked him if he was attacked and he said no"
The Sheriff's office says the video is still under internal review.
They say it will be released soon, possibly next week.