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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Wednesday August 15th, 2018 :: 10:50 a.m. PDT


Family dog charges at deputy which results in minor injury to the dog and 11-year-old boy

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

INCIDENT: Disturbance/Deputy-Involved Shooting

LOCATION: 15000 block of Tournament Drive, Helendale

VICTIM: 11-year-old boy
Family Dog - Male German Shephard


On Tuesday, August 14th, at approximately 8:56 pm, a deputy from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a residence in the 15000 block of Tournament Drive in Helendale regarding a disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy knocked on the door of the residence which was opened up by an 11-year-old boy. The family dog came toward the deputy, in a threatening manner. The deputy backed away from the front door and fired his duty weapon toward the dog. 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 personnel responded to the residence. The boy was treated for a minor injury and did not require transport to a hospital. The owner took the dog to a nearby veterinarian for treatment, and the dog will recover from his injury.

Investigators from the Specialized Investigations Division were requested and are conducting the investigation.

Updates will be provided as additional information is available for release.

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

Refer: Detective Floyd Stone or Sergeant Mike Walker

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#071802624 H#2018-076

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
11613 Bartlett Ave
Adelanto, CA 92301

Emergency: 9-1-1

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