Deputy Wounded By Friendly Fire As Dog Attacks During Search Warrant

Deputy Involved Shooting In WPB

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A Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy is being treated for a non-life threatening bullet wound received while serving a search warrant.

When authorities entered a home on Monday afternoon, a pit bull charged and attacked the deputy. Another deputy fired at the dog and the bullet also struck the deputy who was being attacked.

Troy Peterkins says the home near 45th Street and Haverhill Road is his and his dog has died.

"My dog is trained to protect the house. They enter the house, I mean what they expect?

He claims the authorities who showed up were warned about the dog named Blue.

"My wife said she told them, said 'We got a dog in the house. Let us get the dog out the house.' They wouldn't let her get the dog out the house."

West Palm Beach Police say the search warrant was in connection to a carjacking and the Sheriff's Office was helping them serve it.

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