The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a 21-year-old Shallotte man.
At around 2 p.m. Tuesday, deputies attempted to serve felony warrants to Tyler Gray Hughes, 21, at 375 High Hills Drive in Shallotte.
When officers arrived at the residence, Hughes fled into a wooded area behind the residence. At that time, Hughes’ pit bull named “Beast” charged Deputy Andrew Lentz. When the dog was about five feet from him, Lentz fired two shots, killing the animal instantly.