READING TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A sheriff’s deputy bitten by a canine in southern Michigan killed the animal after which fatally shot the indignant proprietor who confronted him with a knife, state police stated Thursday.

The incident occurred Wednesday night time in Hillsdale County’s Studying Township after the deputy responded to a name a couple of canine on the free.

“When the deputy made contact on the residence of the canine, the deputy was instantly attacked by the canine and bit,” state police stated in a written assertion. “The deputy fired photographs on the canine, which resulted in killing the canine.”

The deputy additionally shot the canine’s proprietor, Oscar Herrera, after he confronted the deputy with a knife, state police stated.

The deputy, whose title wasn’t launched, was handled at a hospital for canine bites. State police detectives have been assigned to analyze the shootings.

The Hillsdale Each day Information reported that Herrera was arrested in March after a grievance about him firing photographs into the woods close to his dwelling and yelling.

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