Deputy serving papers shoots dog that charges him, Rock County officials say

Deputy serving papers shoots dog that charges him, Rock County officials say

A Rock County sheriff’s deputy shot a dog Monday night that charged him when he was serving civil papers in Janesville, according to a release.

The deputy went to 1121 Johnson Street around 7:40 p.m. to serve the papers, but when he approached an open gate, a full-grown male German shepherd charged at him, officials said.

The deputy drew his service weapon and shot the dog in one of its legs, according to the release. The wounded dog retreated to the backyard.

The dog was taken to an emergency veterinary service for treatment, officials said.

The Janesville Police Department assisted with the investigation, according to the release. The deputy was not injured.

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