A man from Jennings says there is no reason that one of his pit bulls should have been put to death by a deputy who works for the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office.

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ivy Woods says the deputy who responded to a complaint in that area is a K-9 officer who says he felt threatened by the dog, and he felt justified in shooting the dog.

A call came in out neighbors complaining in Jacob Authement's neighborhood about four-wheelers being driven in that area of the neighborhood.

Authement says the dog that was shot was only barking, and he was not a threat.

The sheriff says says the deputy will remain on the job while they are investigating this incident.