Man arrested after deputy shoots, kills attack dog


BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Channel 9 learned a dog was shot and killed as it was attacking a deputy during a traffic stop Thursday at a 7-Eleven in Brevard County.

Investigators said the incident started when deputies got a call about a possible home invasion on Oak Park Circle on Merritt Island. The call turned out to be a domestic violence case and deputies obtained a description of the suspect, Reginald Harris, and his vehicle.

When that vehicle was spotted, deputies pulled the driver over at the 7-Eleven on South Tropical Trail.

Once the suspect's truck was stopped, the dog jumped out of the window at Deputy Anthony Musante, biting him on the hand and wrist, according to officials.

Deputies said Musante shot and fired one round, killing the dog.  

Harris was then arrested and booked into the Brevard County Jail without bond.

Deputy Musante was transported to the hospital and released Thursday evening.