Published: Oct 01, 2012 10:41 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - A deputy is recovering from injuries after being attacked by a pit bull while trying to serve a warrant at a southwest Florida home.
    
Pasco Sheriff's deputies are investigating whether the dog was let out of the home intentionally after the deputy tried to serve a warrant on Sunday.
    
Authorities said the unnamed deputy was walking back to his car when the dog attacked. The deputy shot and killed the dog.
    
The deputy was transported to a Tampa hospital and treated for serious injuries to his arm.
    
A suspect is being questioned.

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