Armando Garcia-Muro, 17, was trying to restrain the Pit Bull when deputies opened fire on the charging dog. He died for his efforts, as a bullet ricocheted off the ground, killing the teenager.

Sheriff’s deputies called after complaints of a noisy party

In the incident which happened on Thursday, when deputies were called to the apartment complex in Palmdale at 3:45 a.m. after complaints of a noisy party. On arrival, a pit bull, belonging to the teenager’s neighbors, bit one of the deputies. Garcia-Muro then tried to restrain the dog at the rear of the apartment complex, but it broke loose from his grip, charging towards the deputies.

‘Skip round’ hits and kills the 17-year-old boy

The LA County Sheriff’s Department said the deputies shot at the dog, wounding it when the pit bull was around 10 feet away from them.

The officers chased after the dog as it attempted to run behind the building. At that stage, they saw the teenager, who was standing around 40 feet away at the time but have come out from behind the complex. Garcia-Muro had also been hit by a bullet in the chest in what police dubbed a “skip round,” after one of the bullets bounced off the pavement. An hour later, the boy died in the Antelope Valley Hospital.

Garcia-Muro had also been hit by a bullet in the chest in what police dubbed a “skip round,” after one of the bullets bounced off the pavement. An hour later, the boy died in the Antelope Valley Hospital.

As reported by the Los Angeles Daily News, the deputy that suffered a bite from the pit bull was also hit by a fragment of the bullet that bounced off the ground but only received minor injuries to his right knee.

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That deputy did not shoot at the dog during the incident and officials said only two of the five deputies who responded to the scene shot at the pit bull. The dog was eventually captured by the deputies and taken to animal control, who plan to euthanize the pit bull.

Shot teenager loved dogs

Roberta Alcantar, the teenager’s mother said he was the eldest of her four children and was set to start senior year in high school. Alcantar said her son loved dogs and had been planning to work in construction. She told the LA Times that the teenager would have given his life for anyone and was a very loving person.

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Capt. Christopher Bergner said it was an “extremely unfortunate incident,” saying the deputies apparently didn’t see the teenager standing in the dark before they opened fire on the pit bull.

Officials said at a news conference they had found evidence that several of the shots had ricocheted and believed one of these shots likely killed Garcia-Muro.