Deputy shoots woman

July 2, 2009 7:43:21 AM PDT
According to the Vance County Sheriff Peter White, a deputy shot a woman while assisting with an animal control call.White said between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, someone called animal control after they were bitten by a pit bull.

The incident happened at 515 Welcome Street in Henderson.

According to authorities, animal control arrived on the scene and attempted to take the pit bull into custody. However, the dog's owner refused to hand over the dog.

That's when animal control called the Vance County Sheriff's Office for assistance. When deputies arrived, they said the dog's owner pointed a gun at one of them.

The deputy shot the woman in the shoulder area, and she was taken to the hospital.

The SBI is assisting in the investigation because it is an officer involved shooting.