From San Diego 6
A sheriff's detective shot and wounded a pit bull that attacked him Tuesday in a rural East County area near Morena Reservoir.
The lawman and a partner went to the neighborhood in the 30000 block of Quail Road in Morena Village about noon to serve a felony arrest warrant on a juvenile suspect, sheriff's Sgt. Tom Poulin said.
The detectives contacted the youth in the driveway of a home in the area and were talking to him when the terrier ran out of the residence and went after one of them, Poulin said.
The sheriff's investigator fell to the ground and managed to push the dog away, then pulled his gun and fired a single shot when it charged again. At that point, the animal ran back into the house.
Medics treated the detective at the scene for bite injuries to his left arm.
Animal-control personnel took custody of the pit bull and transported it to a veterinary hospital for treatment of a bullet wound to its mouth. It was unclear if the terrier was likely to survive.