Man arrested after deputy injured in dog attack

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A deputy who was investigating a domestic dispute Thursday was attacked by a dog.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, when the deputy arrived to the location where a call had been made about aggravated battery, the victim claimed to have been beaten by Reginald Tyler Harris Jr., 45, and had been bitten by Harris' dog.

After getting a description of Harris and his vehicle, Deputy Anthony Musante was able to locate Harris and stop him in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven at 400 West Merritt Island Causeway.

Musante said when he approached the vehicle, the dog jumped out and charged him, biting him on the left hand. At that time, Musante fired one round, killing the dog.

Musante was transported for medical treatment and will be released Thursday evening.

Harris was arrested and charged with aggravated battery domestic violence. He is being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex without bond.

Deputies said Animal Control picked up the dog's carcass for disease testing.

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