Animal control officials were called to the 2900 block of Juanita Avenue in Fort Pierce about 12:30pm Tuesday after getting a call about a pit bull roaming a neighborhood.
Once on scene, Animal control had trouble getting the dog under control and deputies with St. Lucie County had to be called to assist.
When deputies arrived on scene the pit bull continued to be aggressive and charged at a woman pushing a stroller.
A deputy witnessed the incident and had to shoot the pit bull. Animal control took the dog to a local vet where it died.
St. Lucie county deputies continue to investigate this incident.