SAN JACINTO – The deputy-involved fatal shooting of a pit bull in San Jacinto was under investigation today.
Deputies responded around 1:05 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a woman screaming in the 600 block of Main Street, said Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Canizales.
As deputies arrived, a man, later identified as 37-year-old Shawn Gaylord Sikes of Lake Matthews, ran from the scene and through several back yards, Canizales said.
The deputies chased him and were about to search a backyard in the 100 block of Brinton Street when they were attacked by a pit bull that bit one of them, he said.
The deputies shot the dog, which was pronounced dead at the scene, Canizales said, adding that neither deputy was injured.
Sikes, meanwhile, was arrested on an outstanding felony burglary warrant and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, Canizales said.
He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail and is due in court in Murrieta on Friday, according to sheriff’s jail records.