Deputies Shoot, Kill Attacking Pit Bulldog off Brandiron Street

The dog was killed Sunday after it attacked deputies serving a warrant; Jared Smith, 24, is arrested.

Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a pit bulldog Sunday morning in the 15700 block of Brandiron Street after it attacked two deputies serving a warrant, according to authorities.

Sheriff’s Detective Lori-Ann Wells told Patch that deputies visited a home off Brandiron Street after receiving a call at 7:58 a.m. about a suspicious person.

When authorities reached the property, a pit bull attacked two deputies, prompting them both to shoot at the dog and ultimately kill it.

The Sheriff's Department said Jared Smith, 24, was arrested on probable cause for an outstanding felony warrant (assault with a deadly weapon), possession of a deadly weapon, spousal abuse and vandalism.

He was booked at San Diego County Central Jail.

According to the Sheriff's Department, Smith caused $200 worth of damage to a white vehicle.

The San Diego County Jail website says Smith is being held with no release on bail possible.

He is charged with multiple crimes, including burglary, forgery, reckless driving and the aforementioned crimes. He’ll appear on numerous charges Dec. 5, 7 and 10 in El Cajon Superior Court.

Wells said no deputies involved in the arrest were injured by the pit bull.

Larry Duff December 06, 2012 at 09:17 PM
This dog was my grandmothers dog and would never charge at several police sneaking through the yard with assault rifles. Think about it... I don't care if it was the craziest Pit bull known to man. If a dog was charged by several cops with guns, would the dog charge towards the police? No. The dog simply got shot because it was a Pit bull. I hope the Ramona Sheriffs department holds the officer accountable for his bad actions.
Catherine Delise December 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM
This dangerous psychopath assasin has to be removed from society permanently !!!! The compensation he won't be able to pay to his victim's family should be paid by the state as they have endangered all living beings by giving this madman a gun and power ! JUSTICE !!!!!!!!!!!
Catherine Delise December 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss :( Seen Jimbo's pix, he was just a baby, a young playfull sweet boy, Praying for justice !
Jewels December 10, 2012 at 07:28 PM
I looked at the picture of Jimbo. Ok, I have probably watched too much CSI, but I can see a bullet wound in his face, and exit wound at the back of his head. Exactly how isnt that being shot in the front?
Matthew December 11, 2012 at 12:43 AM


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