Parolee was "armed" with a sandal.--MN
August 26, 2003 E-mail story Print
Parolee, Police Dog Killed
The first sheriff's canine to die in the line of duty is accidentally
shot as deputies confront man.
By Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
Sheriff's deputies responding to a family disturbance call in Willowbrook
shot and killed a 24-year-old parolee when he reportedly whirled around
with what appeared to be a weapon, authorities said Monday. They also
accidentally killed a police dog that was trying to subdue the man when he
Deputies from the Century station were called to a house in the 2400 block
of 126th Street just after 9 p.m. Sunday.
But the suspect, Deandre Brunston, had left that house and barricaded
himself on the porch of a nearby home, deputies said. He told the deputies
that he had a gun and threatened to kill them, authorities said.
Deputy Glenn Emery, 34, released his dog, Marco, a 9-year-old Belgian
malinois. The dog was trying to control Brunston when he spun toward them,
What they thought was a weapon turned out to be a black sandal with a
Brunston, who also had an outstanding arrest warrant for narcotics, died at
The dog, shot in the head, was airlifted to a veterinary hospital in
Norwalk, where it died. It was the first Sheriff's Department dog killed in
the line of duty, authorities said.
Marco and Emery, a 14-year veteran of the department, were one of 12 teams
in the department's Canine Services Detail, said Lt. Patrick Maxwell.
They had been together for six years
yeah, they should have waited for him to shoot them first... :roll:Jeff Oehlsen said:Quote:When a man turns to the police and looks like he is holding a gun, the police have no choice but to shoot if they are not able to do anything else.
What are you, nuts? :roll:
Like they couldn't have waited.