SRO shoots, kills pit bull after attack in Anderson Co.

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ANDERSON Co., SC (WSPA) – In Anderson County, a deputy is back on the job Thursday after he shot and killed a dog when it attacked him.

The incident report shows it happened at a home off HWY 252 near Belton just before noon on Wednesday.

A school resource officer knocked on the door to do a welfare check for a child when a pitbull grabbed ahold of his inner thigh, according to Captain Darrell Hill.

Hill said the deputy tried getting back in his car when he fired two shots at the dog killing it.

“We prepare for all types of things, but that was a little out of the norm when it comes to animals. But the officer did everything that we felt was appropriate and he followed protocol,” Hill said.

After investigating, Hill said it’s clear the dog tried to bite the officer and since the dog was contained in the yard no charges will be filed.

As of Thursday….Hill told 7News that child who was being check on is back in school.

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