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Wednesday 06/24/2020 3:32 PM - Deputies Identified

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Deputies Identified
Date and Time of Incident: 6-15-20, Approximately 11:30 PM
Place of Occurrence: 7800 block of El Camino Real, Atascadero
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: The Sheriff's Office is identifying the Deputies who were involved in an animal shooting incident in Atascadero on 6-15-20. Deputies Marc Carreiro and Jacob Henry were responding to what appeared to be a burglary in progress in the 7800 block of El Camino Real when two dogs ran out of the business. Deputy Carreiro feared the dog was about to attack and discharged his weapon, striking one of the animals. The dog was transported to a local veterinarian and fortunately survived it's injuries, which were deemed non-life-threatening. Neither Deputy is on administrative leave. The Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the circumstances of this incident. And it will be followed up with an investigation by the Sheriff's Office Professional Standards Unit. No further information is available at this time.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 06/24/2020 3:35 PM