The family who lives on the property said their 10-year-old son was shot in the back of the knee. Sheriff Wooten later confirmed that the boy, identified by the family as Dakota Corbitt, had been shot by one of the deputies at the scene.
But the situation of how the child was shot remains somewhat unclear.
Wooten said a deputy, who was not named, was on approaching the
property when a dog ran up to him. The deputy fired one shot, missing
the dog and hitting the child. It was not immediately clear if the gun
was accidently fired by the deputy.
This is very much a 'What the hell exactly went on here?' situation. Which means I'm wondering if we'll ever hear exactly what happened. Big dog? Small? Wagging tail or barking? Idiot with finger on trigger, or scared of dogs? Kid was hit in the knee, could be screwed for life from that.