Police give more details on dog attack in Mishawaka

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The Mishawaka Police Department has released more information about the dog attack reported in Mishawaka on Thursday.

Police responded to the 1800 block of Linden Avenue at 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning for a report of shots fired and a person screaming.

When officers arrived, they found a 51-year-old Mishawaka man laying against a fence with substantial injuries to his head and legs.

The man said he was delivering newspapers when he was attacked by two Rottweilers.

He was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

A neighbor who was leaving for work heard someone yelling for help as the attack was happening, reports said.

The neighbor tried to get the dogs off the man but couldn’t, so he shot one of the dogs.

The shot made the dogs retreat and the dog that was shot died on scene.

The other dog stayed in the area and returned when officers and medics arrived.

An officer tasered the second dog and that dog retreated. The Humane Society arrived and took custody of both dogs.

The Humane Society is following up on the dogs’ owners.

No arrests or citations have been made.

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