Off-duty Racine Co. Sheriff's deputy shoots and kills dog that was attacking his wife

RACINE COUNTY -- An off-duty Racine County Sheriff's deputy on Sunday afternoon, March 6th shot and killed a dog that attacked his dog and his wife.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. near the Union Grove Water Treatment Plant.

The off-duty deputy indicated he was on a walking path with his wife and a small "lap dog" near the water treatment plant when a large white dog came out of a wooded area -- charging towards the couple.

The deputy said his wife picked up their dog and the unrestrained white dog attacked her and the dog she was holding.

The deputy said he feared for the safety of his wife and shot the attacking dog, which ran away and was later found dead.

The deputy's wife was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.