CANYON COUNTRY ( — A Santa Clarita-area parolee was taken into custody after a routine parole visit apparently went awry, according to reports Tuesday.

The pursuit began shortly after 1:40 p.m. when three parole agents attempted to make contact with a parolee near Electra and Iris courts in Canyon Country, SKY9’s Aaron Fitzgerald reported.

During a foot pursuit through a residential neighborhood, the suspect encountered a male pit bull along the 27000 block of Haxton Street and at least one shot was fired, Fitzgerald said.

The dog sustained a graze wound to his paw, but was otherwise in good condition, officials said.

An active perimeter was set up with dozens of deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station before the parolee surrendered in the Santa Clara River bed, located about one mile from where the parole agents first attempted to make contact.

No other details were immediately available.


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