Off-duty PBSO deputy accused of shooting 2 dogs in Loxahatchee

An off-duty deputy is accused of killing two dogs in Loxahatchee. (PBSO)

An off-duty PBSO deputy is accused of shooting and killing two dogs in Loxahatchee on Sunday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

Two pit bulls entered the deputy's backyard around 2:44 p.m., according to the sheriff's office. The dogs got into the chicken coop and killed all the chickens.

The deputy had tried to remove the dogs when the dogs became aggressive towards him, the sheriff's office said. He then used his personal gun to protect himself and fatally shot the two dogs.

The sheriff's office said the deputy acted as a homeowner protecting his property and himself, and did not act in the capacity of a deputy.

No further information is available at this time.

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