MANATEE -- A Manatee sheriff's deputy Wednesday fired his gun -- and missed -- a dog that charged at him while he was responding to a report of a burglary, according to the sheriff's office.
About 11:50 a.m., the deputy was investigating a break-in at a duplex in the 900 block of 58th Avenue Drive East when he walked around the back of the building and saw one dog tied off. As the dog started to bark, a second dog charged at him and hit the end of its line to the deputy's left.
Then a third dog charged. The deputy was not able to see the cable tied to the dog and fired, and missed, a round at the animal. The bullet hit the ground, according to a news release.
No people or dogs were injured.
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The burglary suspect, Edward D. Barbour, was located inside the duplex and arrested.