Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Car. Photo by John Schreiber.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Car. Photo by John Schreiber.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Car. Photo by John Schreiber.

A deputy who fired a shotgun at an attacking dog missed the animal but struck a suspect about to be served with a warrant in Lancaster, authorities said Friday.

The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Indian Sage Road at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Trina Schrader.

As deputies were about to serve the suspect with a search warrant in the front yard of a residence, a dog attacked a deputy, biting him on the leg.

The deputy fired a shotgun round at the dog, and part of the round struck the suspect in the leg, Schrader said.

The suspect was hospitalized, then taken into custody on charges relating to the warrant. Schrader said she did not know what the charges were.

The deputy who was bitten was also briefly hospitalized, Schrader said.

Animal Control took the dog but were not able to establish if it had been injured, Schrader said.

—City News Service

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