Deputy-involved shooting results in dog being shot

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An aggressive dog was killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy responding to a landlord-tenant dispute in Acton on Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials.  

The shooting was first reported at approximately 1 p.m. on Valley Sage Road in Acton.  

“An animal got shot,” said Lt. Joshua Bardon, the watch commander at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, later adding it was a dog.  

Deputy Miguel Meza of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau confirmed that a deputy was involved in the shooting. “They were responding to a call … it wasn’t about the dog,” said Meza.   

According to Deputy Ronald Sneed, of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, the call involved a dispute between a tenant and a landlord.  

“The deputies responded to a landlord-tenant call for service,” said Sneed. “At some point during the call for service, they were approached by an aggressive dog.” 

The dog died as a result of the shooting. Sneed said a handful of people were detained at the scene but did not have an update on whether any were formally arrested.  

The investigation into the dog’s death is being undertaken by law enforcement, he added. 

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