PERRIS (CBS) — Sheriff’s deputies busting a chop shop at a man’s residence in Perris Tuesday, shot and killed the man’s dog after it attacked a K-9 officer.

Riverside County sheriff’s said Todd Payne’s residence housed meth, weapons, gang paraphernalia as well as stolen motorcycle parts.

Payne, 36, was taken into custody by members of the county’s regional Gang Task Force around 8 a.m. at a house in the 24000 block of El Baquero Road, according to Sgt. Sean Brown.

Brown said Payne, who belongs to an outlaw motorcycle gang, which Brown did not identify, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, stolen firearms and assault rifles.

“A total of 16 firearms were recovered, one of which was reported stolen during a residential burglary in December,” Brown said.

According to Brown, during the raid, a large mixed breed dog attacked a police dog, prompting task force members to shot and kill the aggressive animal.

The police dog was treated by a veterinarian and is doing fine, Brown said.

No other injuries were reported.

Payne was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. Bail information was not immediately available.

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Comments (8)
  1. bradneal says:

    drozone69: you are a fricking idiot

  2. Frank says:

    Deadly force was used when the k9 officer “dog” was getting his k9 butt beaten fair and square, then the other k9 decided to shoot him because he was too aggressive. Cover up and why not use pepper spray but that is what they are just another gang with a badge and gun.

    1. Everyday Guy says:

      I would level your stupid argument with logic, but your mom and i are too busy in bed.

  3. same old story says:

    The officer saw the biker dog reach into his waste band and the lunge towards the other dog.
    Therefore he had to protect himself.
    Just FYI killing a police dog carries the same penalty as killing a cop.

  4. jstnLA says:

    Bad day for pets, parked cat got killed by fleeing drug dealer in last story.

  5. Tony says:

    Rumor has it the Biker dog was a Chihuahua Typical PO-PO Shoot the Mexican first ask questions later.

  6. Cheese_Wonton says:

    Anyone convicted of a gang related crime should be sentenced to life in solitary confinement with no possibility of parole. Ever. If you joing a gang, you have surrendered your right to walk with the honest. Lock this filth up forever.

  7. Ron says:

    RIP Buster, you were one in a million and didn’t deserve to be shot

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