Man shoots pit bull in South Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A pit bull will be put down after it got into a neighbors yard and was shot by the homeowner.

The pit bull, named Beyonce, got out of her yard the 5300 block of Troy Road around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. It went into a neighbor's yard, where it attacked a Labrador and a cat. The homeowner shot the pit bull, claiming he was protecting his animals and his property, according to Animal Control.

The pit bull managed to crawl back into her own yard, while someone called 911. The shot broke the pit bull's back, and will have to be put down.

Another neighbor said the pit bull was a quiet dog and an attack would be completely out of character.

The shooter will not be charged.

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