Sheriff's Detective Shoots, Kills Dog in Lawndale

A Los Angeles County sheriff's detective shot and killed a dog after the animal attacked him in Lawndale Monday night, according to officials.

The detective was working on an investigation about 9:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of 170th Street when the bullmastiff went after him, officials with the sheriff's department said.

The detective was not injured, officials said.

No further details were immediately available.

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