From San Antonio Express-News
Prosecutors say a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy is not criminally liable for a shooting that killed a pit bull and slightly injured an animal control officer in Adelanto in June 2010.
Deputy District Attorney David Poling's report Thursday said Deputy Dana Weinberg fired in self-defense and the shooting was justified.
As a result, the shooting of animal control officer Steven Peltier was accidental.
The two men tried several times to catch the aggressive dog, which had already killed a Chihuahua. When Weinberg fell and the dog started to attack, he fired one shot, hitting the dog in the chest. But the bullet went through the dog and grazed Peltier's leg.
Peltier was treated at a hospital and released.
Adelanto is 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.