Deputy Shoots, Kills Dog That Attacked Woman in Boulder Hill: Police
May 16, 2016 05:19PM
● By Shannon Antinori
A Kendall County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputy shot and killed a dog Saturday after it reportedly attacked a 47-year-old woman in Boulder Hill.
Deputy Mike Mrozek said deputies responded to a report of a dog attacking a woman outside her home in the 0-100 block of South Bereman Road at around 6:12 p.m. Saturday.
A neighbor came to the woman's aid after witnessing the attack. Police said the neighbor struck the dog several times with a baseball bat to get it away from her.
The dog, described as an American bulldog mix, belongs to the victim’s daughter, according to police.
Mrozek said the dog continued to bark at deputies and officers on scene as the victim received medical attention from paramedics.
“The Sheriff’s Office K9 deputy spoke with the victim/caregiver of the dog, who agreed that due to the attack and the potential for harm to others, the dog should be put down,” Mrozek said.
He said the K9 deputy made a further assessment and determined that putting the dog down was the safest course of action before shooting and killing the dog. According to a police report, the dog was shot "due to its aggressive behavior, preventing it from being corralled."
Police said the woman was taken to Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora with injuries to her hands, arms, abdomen and ankles.
Mrozek said there were no previous reports made to the sheriff’s office regarding the dog. The owner of the dog, who lives with her mother, was not present during the attack, police said.
Mrozek said the sheriff’s office does not expect to file charges or citations against the owner.
The May 14 incident is the second alleged dog attack that resulted in the death of the dog since last month. On April 9, a witness with a concealed carry license shot and killed a dog after it showed aggression towards a man and another dog at SuzanJohn Park in unincorporated Montgomery, police said.