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Authorities: Ricocheted bullet meant for dog killed teen boy

Authorities: Ricocheted bullet meant for dog killed teen boy

The shooting occurred when deputies responded to loud noise complaints at a house party in Palmdale, Calif, NBC Los Angeles reported. The pit bull reportedly bit one of the deputies in the knee and the teen was restraining the dog.

A 17-year-old pet owner was killed in a deputy-involved shooting early Thursday, June 22, 2017, on the 38500 block of 10th Street East in Palmdale. Authorities say they did not see the teenage boy standing some 30 feet (10 meters) behind, who was struck down by a bullet that apparently bounced on the concrete and hit him in the chest. At some point, Garcia came outside to check on the dog, which had bitten a deputy on the leg, LASD said.

He was taken to a hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Sheriff's Capt. Christopher Bergner called it an "extremely, extremely unfortunate incident".

A teenager was fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies when he was trying to stop an aggressive dog from attacking the officers on Thursday, authorities said.

The dog was shot and survived, but will be euthanized, the Times reports.

The victim's ex-girlfriend and friend Genevie Escobar told BuzzFeed News that Garcia-Muro had "started out bad" but had recently moved home and was looking for a job to support his family. Deputies said the bullet may have ricocheted off the ground.

The Los Angeles district attorney's office considers shootings of dogs that pose an immediate, severe or fatal threat justified, even if a person is injured in the shooting, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Cpt Bergner said the dog was an adult male pit bull, weighing approximately 65lb (29kg), and was 5-7ft away from deputies when they opened fire. Garcia-Muro was said to have come out from behind the apartment and temporarily restrained the pit bull by carrying it to the back of the building. She said he loved dogs and planned to go into construction.

She maintains that her dog was well behaved and that the deputies' description does not match the dogs personality. He would have been a senior at R. Rex Parris High School in Palmdale this fall. "He said he was done with his past life".


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