CISCO, Texas - We have a follow up to a story we told you Monday about a girl who was attacked by a pit bull and the responding Cisco police officer who shot himself in the leg while trying to shoot the dog.
“I have yet to sleep a good night,” said Kayla Wright, the dog’s owner. “It's just been tough on us.”
Wright was referring to what happened Saturday morning, when her beloved rescue pit bull, Prince, somehow got out and attacked the girl.
“It's like losing a child, and when you pull up in your yard and you see him lying in the yard -- it's not something that you ever want to see,” Wright said.
Cisco officer Thomas Stiles shot himself in the leg during the incident.
“His gun went off -- the first round and went through his leg, and then he was still able to maintain his composure and fire off two more rounds because the dog was still coming,” said Cisco Police Chief Scott McAuley.
McAuley said both the girl who was attacked and the officer are recovering and will be ok.
“We have to pay the medical bills,” Wright said. “You know we take full responsibility.”
Wright doesn't know how much those medical bills will be. For now, they're still grieving for Prince, a dog she considered a son. He hadn't reached his first birthday yet.
“He was loving,” Wright said. “My girls played with him. They pulled his ears. He was a very loving dog, and for him to do this, it just blows me away. It's very tough.”
Stiles was taken to a Fort Worth hospital by helicopter so those medical bills could be very expensive.
McAuley said Stiles will be off for about seven days and then will return to light duty.
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