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Authorities: Deputies Shoot, Kill Dog That Attacked K-9

Vando the Franklin County Sheriff's Dept K-9 dog was attacked by a pitbull.

Authorities say sheriff's deputies shot and killed a dog that attacked a police K-9 during a community event in Columbus.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says deputies were explaining their equipment and tactics during the event on Thursday afternoon when a loose dog ran toward them and attacked the police K-9, Vando.

Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert says deputies shot the dog, killing it. Authorities say Vando, a German shepherd, escaped the incident with injuries that he's expected to recover from.

Investigators say the owner of the loose dog was arrested when deputies found that he had an outstanding warrant.

Chief Deputy Rick Minerd says the sheriff's office would investigate whether the deputies acted appropriately.