READING, Mich. -- An investigation is underway after a Hillsdale County Sheriff’s deputy allegedly shot and killed a dog and its owner in Hillsdale County Wednesday night.
WWJ radio in Detroit is reporting authorities said a deputy from the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint about a dog at large in the 6500 block of S. Edon in Reading.
When the deputy got to the home, the deputy was immediately attacked and bit by the dog, according to MSP.
The deputy then shot and killed the dog.
The owner of the dog became upset with the deputy outside of the residence and confronted the deputy, armed with a knife.
The deputy fatally shot the suspect, who has been identified as 32-year-old Oscar Herrera. The knife was recovered at the scene.
The deputy’s identity has not been released. The deputy was treated for their injuries sustained by the dog’s bite at a local hospital.
Detectives from the Michigan State Police First District Special Investigation Section are conducting an investigation of the shooting, and the deputy is on administrative leave, per Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office protocol while the investigation is underway.