A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed Thursday in a deputy-involved shooting in Palmdale, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials confirmed.
Sheriff's officials said the shooting involving at least at least two deputies occurred just after 3:45 a.m. in the 38500 block of 10th Street East.
KABC reported deputies arrived at an apartment complex in response to reports of loud music coming from a unit, and during their investigation, a pit bull charged and bit a deputy.
The teen took the dog to the back of the complex, but a short time later, the pit bull again charged towards deputies, prompting them to open fire, KABC reported.
According to KABC's report, the boy was struck by a bullet that ricocheted -- referred to by sheriff's officials as a "skip round" -- as he tried to retrieve the dog. The boy, identified by a family member as 17-year-old Armando Garcia, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The dog was taken into custody by animal control officers.
The incident remains under investigation.