S.C. K-9 mistakenly shot by sheriff's deputy


By Eric Connor
The Greenville News

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — A Greenville County Sheriff's deputy who mistakenly killed a K-9 this morning didn't know the dog biting his leg had been released by a fellow deputy to help arrest a suspect in the shooting of a convenience store clerk, a spokesman said today.

The K-9, named "Wes," was released to help in the arrest but began to bite the leg of the deputy, who "feared for his safety" and shot the dog, Lt. Shea Smith said.

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