UPDATE 8:45AM FRIDAY, MAY 13
An officer fired four rounds into a dog that attacked a child Thursday afternoon in a North Aurora home.
According to a North Aurora Police Department news release, officers responded at 3:39 p.m. Thursday (May 12, 2022) to the 200 block of Hidden Creek Lane for a report of a dog attacking a 6-year-old boy.
When officers arrived, the dog was actively attacking his owner inside the residence, which was locked.
First, with the help of North Aurora Fire Department personnel, a 2-year-old boy was rescued through a bedroom window. He was not injured.
Police then breeched the front door to rescue the dog’s owner, an adult male who was not named in the news release.
Simultaneously, police breeched the garage entry door, and the dog appeared from around a corner covered in blood, according to the news release.
“Due to a fear that the dog would attack the officer as well as Fire Department personnel in the garage or numerous onlookers in the neighborhood, the officer fired four rounds from his duty pistol, striking the dog,” the news release said.
The dog retreated and was later found alive under a bed. The dog was later removed by an Aurora Animal Control officer.
Police said the boy’s mother received injuries to her hands while attempting to free her son from the dog attack, and it was at that point that the dog began attacking the owner.
The 6-year-old boy, who was not a resident of the home, and the dog’s owner were transported to an area hospital before later being transferred to separate Chicago-area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
Police said the incident remains under investigation.
SOURCE: North Aurora Police Department news release
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