Hagerstown police were attempting to serve a warrant. When knocking on the door proved unsuccessful, they entered the fenced in backyard where a dog, a Labrador Retriever, was located on the porch. The dog charged the officer and was shot in the face, the bullet lodged in his neck.
Police assisted the owner's of the dog in taking him to a local vet clinic. The city has requested the veterinary bill be submitted and possible reimbursement provided.