CEW Deployment/Firearm Discharged - Domestic Disturbance

Just before 2300hrs. on Sept. 5, 2021 SPS patrol officers attended to a complaint of a family dispute at a home on Spinks Dr. in the College Park neighborhood.

Police had received information that a young male at the home was threatening others at the home with a knife. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the suspect male through a window but were unable to gain access to the home as a door was locked and three large dogs were inside.

Two potential victims were observed by officers in the same bedroom as the suspect. Officers managed to take hold of the suspect through the window. A struggle with the suspect ensued. Fearing that the suspect would free himself and harm the others in the room, additional officers forced entry to the home through the locked door and made their way to secure the suspect.

Once in the home, a large dog charged at one of the officers. One of the other attending officers fired his police issued pistol at the dog, causing the dog to retreat into the room with the suspect.

Officers made their way to the bedroom and another officer deployed his conducted energy weapon at the dog. The dog was subdued and a young male and female were removed from the bedroom.

Prior to officers being able to secure the suspect, the dog charged at the officers a second time. The officer who had first fired at the dog, again discharged his firearm, killing the dog.

A 17 year old male was then taken into custody.

Following interviews with the parties involved, Uttering Threats charges are being laid against the 17 year old male, he remains in custody.

None of the people from the home or any of the officers were injured in this incident. The use of the firearm and CEW during this incident will be reviewed as per policy.

(Occurrence Number: 2021-94573)