Monday, May 11, 2009

Park Forest Officer shoots charging dog

Officers showed some restraint in this case.

We have a dog who is running loose. Officers arrive on the scene and notice the dog is uncomfortable, growling and snarling. The dog charges a couple of times, barking, but backs off. The officer withdraws from the scene a bit to contact another officer for a tranquilizer to dart the dog. At some point the dog returns and begins to charge again at full force. The officer draws his weapon and fires once at the dog, injuring him. The dog flees back to his own home where his owners find him. The dog is taken to a veterinary hospital by the police.

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