LANCASTER – A dog bit a deputy who was serving a search warrant in Lancaster Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The deputy then shot at the dog; and fragments from the shotgun blast injured the subject of the warrant, according to a press release by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau. Read it below:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau is continuing their investigation into the deputy-involved shooting on 1400 block of Indian Sage Road, Lancaster.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the location to serve a search warrant. As the deputies approached the suspect in the front yard, a dog charged at one of the deputies and bit him on the leg. Fearing for his safety, the deputy fired one round from his shotgun at the dog.
Fragments from the shotgun round struck the suspect in the leg. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injury and released to the custody of the Sheriff’s Department.
He is currently being held on charges related to the search warrant.
The deputy that was bit by the dog was also transported [to] a local hospital, where he was treated for his leg injury and released.
Animal Control took charge of the dog after the incident. Due to its aggressive behavior, they were unable to determine if the dog was injured in the incident. The breed of the dog is unknown at this time.
There is no further information at this time.The investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.