Dog shot by investigator attempting to serve subpoena

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- An investigator with the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office who was attempting to serve a subpoena shot and killed a dog that was chasing after him.

Around 11 a.m. Friday, the investigator went to a home on Sancome Street in South Bend to serve a subpoena.

He knocked on the door, but no one answered. He left the subpoena on the door and started to leave.

At that time, a young girl opened the door and two large dogs ran out of the door, according to a press release from the prosecutor's office.

The investigator said one of the dogs started running after him in an aggressive posture, reports said.

He ran in an attempt to get a safe distance from the dog but a brush pile was in his way.

Fearing for his safety, the investigator shot the dog in the head, according to the press release.

The dog died at the scene.

The investigator called 9-1-1 and the South Bend Police Department responded to the scene.

South Bend Animal Care and Control took custody of the deceased dog.

SBACC said the dog bit a child the day before and bit another child in April, according to the press release.

The prosecutor's office has requested all reports and will review the shooting.

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