Deputies Shooting At Dog Accidentally Kill Teen — LASD

  • Deputies Shooting At Dog Accidentally Kill Teen — LASD

Deputies Shooting At Dog Accidentally Kill Teen — LASD

Armando Garcia-Muro was a 17-year-old boy who lived in Palmdale, Los Angeles, California. The other boy was holding a pair of Armando's bloodied shoes.

"Obviously something was wrong", Alcantar said. "And it is what we're calling an extremely, extremely unfortunate incident".

Armando Garcia-Muro, 17, was trying to restrain the #Pit Bull when deputies opened fire on the charging dog. He died at a hospital about an hour later. His name has not officially been released.

The deputies had first been called to the Palmdale complex at about 3:45 a.m. with complaints of a loud party. The dog bit one of the deputies on the knee.

Garcia-Muro appeared, corralled the dog and took it to the back of the apartment complex as the deputies moved to the street to focus on the injured officer.

The teenager then tied up the dog.

The boy restrained the dog and took him to a carport area behind the home.

Deputies did not say whether or not they retrieved or killed the dog. As the deputies walked up the driveway, a 60- to 65-pound pit bull "aggressively charged at the deputies and attacked one of them", biting the deputy on the knee, the sheriff's department said. As he jumped on the dog, he was struck in the chest with a bullet.

The bitten deputy did not fire but was struck in his right leg by a fragment of a bullet fired by a fellow deputy that bounced off the ground in the shooting.

The teen was struck by gunfire and transferred to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Bergner also told the publication that five deputies had been present at the time of the shooting but only two fired their weapons, firing six to eight rounds. "We believe that when the individual came out from behind the building, which was approximately 40 feet away from where the shooting occurred, he may have been struck by one of the skip rounds".

The owner of the dog lives int he apartment complex where the shooting occured.

'They are good kids. The pit bull will be euthanized, authorities said.

She maintains that her dog was well behaved and that the deputies' description does not match the dogs personality. "He said he was done with his past life". "He was a very loving person", the boy's mother told the LA Times, adding that he loved dogs.