HELENDALE – A family dog and an 11-year-old boy were injured as a result of an officer-involved shooting.
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at around 8:56 p.m., a Victor Valley station deputy responded to a home in the 15000 block of Tournament Drive in Helendale for the report of a disturbance. When they arrived the deputy knocked on the door to the home and an 11-year-old boy answered. The family dog, a male German Shepherd ran toward the door in according to sheriff’s officials, a “threatening manner”.
“The deputy backed away from the front door and fired his duty weapon toward the dog,” Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station officials said. “The dog sustained a graze wound to a paw and his side. The bullet then ricocheted off of the cement of the front porch and stucco of the house, and a fragment grazed the 11-year-old boy on the outside of his left leg.”
Emergency medical personnel responded to the home and the boy was treated at the scene. The boy did not require transport to the hospital. The dog was taken to the veterinarian for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation is being conducted by the Specialized Investigation Division. No further information is available at this time, information will be updated as is becomes available
Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail, Detective Floyd Stone at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We Tip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.
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