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San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy Serving Arrest Warrant Shoots, Kills Dog

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A San Francisco sheriff's deputy shot and killed an aggressive dog while trying to serve a no-bail arrest warrant late Thursday morning, a sheriff's department spokeswoman said.

The shooting occurred at about 11:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Polk Street.

Deputies tried to serve the arrest warrant when they encountered the suspect's aggressive dog. A deputy opened fire, killing the dog, sheriff's spokeswoman Nancy Crowley said.

The suspect was also injured, but Crowley said investigators have not determined if it was from gunfire or a dog bite.

The suspect, whose name is not yet being released, was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening, she said. No deputies were injured.

The sheriff's Criminal Investigation Unit and San Francisco police are at the scene, and the city's Department of Police Accountability is also sending an investigator, Crowley said. The San Francisco District Attorney's Office has also been notified about the shooting.

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