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The Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Who Shot and Killed an Aggressive Dog That Charged Him in Beach Park Was Found Not Guilty
Authorities say a Lake County sheriff’s deputy has been absolved of any wrongdoing after fatally shooting an aggressive dog that charged at him at a Beach Park gas station. On the morning of January 17, a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a petrol station in the 38500 block of North Sheridan Road in Beach Park.
A report of two loose dogs in the gas station parking area was made. As the deputy approached the parking lot, the guy who had called for assistance informed him that the dogs were on the side of the building and had attempted to attack him.
The dogs were discovered wandering around near the gas pumps by a sheriff‘s deputy. According to the sheriff’s office, the dogs were loose and there was no owner in the vicinity. The deputy called animal control and tried to get the dogs to get inside his squad car so they wouldn’t attack anyone else.
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According to the sheriff’s office, he began throwing treats at the dogs to persuade them that he was not a threat. The biggest of the two dogs “lunged aggressively” at the deputy, showing its teeth. To distract the dog, the deputy backed up and threw more treats on the ground.
The dog initially backed away before charging at the deputy again, this time baring its teeth. According to the sheriff’s office, the officer was afraid of being bitten by the violent dog and decided to shoot it. Deputies then discovered that the same dog tried to attack the first victim as he was outdoors emptying a garbage can.
Lindenhurst guy arrested, second Lindenhurst man slain in Kane County after allegedly committing a home invasion. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office released bodycam footage Friday of a deputy shooting an aggressive dog on January 17 at a gas station in the 38500 block of North Sheridan Road in Beach Park. The victim was able to escape and phone the sheriff’s office for help after throwing a milk crate at the dog.
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A subsequent inquiry found that the identical dog had previously escaped. According to the sheriff’s office, the same dog attempted to bite an employee of the same petrol station while he was working outside. The dog tried to bite both his leg and his face. The employee escaped with only a bite on his beard.
“The deputy’s actions were evaluated, and his actions were considered proper based on the facts,” according to the sheriff’s office. “It is vital to recognize that employing force on a person or domestic animal has a significant impact on our team. “It is not something we hope or wish to undertake,” said the department.
In Waukegan, a woman was charged with shooting at an occupied car while she was with her children. The sheriff’s office urged residents to keep their pets safe, particularly if they are aggressive toward strangers. On Friday, the department released bodycam footage of the incident.
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