Deputy Accidentally Shoots, Kills Police Dog http://www.wsbtv.com/news/16689110/detail.html POSTED: 6:15 pm EDT June 23, 2008 UPDATED: 6:17 pm EDT June 23, 2008 GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Authorities say a Greenville County deputy accidentally shot and killed a police dog pursuing a man suspected of shooting a store clerk. A police report says the police dog, Wes, had been released to pursue 26-year-old Antwaun Demarcus Whitmire, but began biting a deputy's leg Monday morning. The report says Deputy Chris McAlmont did not realize it was a police dog and fired because he "feared for his safety." McAlmont was treated and released from Greenville Memorial Hospital. Lt. Shea Smith says the shooting followed an argument between Whitmire and his girlfriend outside a Greenville convenience store early Monday. Whitmire fired shots after the woman ran in the store and employees locked the man out. Store clerk Susan Lambert was shot at least once and was treated and released from the hospital.