Deputies say a man shot a pit bull-type dog after it jumped a fence and attacked his Jack Russell terrier near his Bradenton home.
The Bradenton Herald reports the dog was in the backyard of a home, but jumped a three-foot concrete wall and began attacking the terrier just before 7 p.m. Sunday.
The man who was walking the terrier pulled a .38 Ruger from his pocket and shot the dog in the neck and shoulder. Manatee County Sheriff's deputies say the man had a concealed weapons permit.
The sheriff's office says the shooting appeared justified and no charges have been filed.
The condition of the pit bull was not immediately available.