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Man Sics Dog On Officers Serving Warrant, Escapes

Officers Shoot Dog

Police shot and wounded a dog in Englewood after a suspect sicced the animal on officers as they served a warrant. The suspect escaped. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Police say a Chicago man used a dog to escape officers serving a search warrant in the Englewood neighborhood Tuesday night.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, officers were trying to serve a narcotics search warrant on a man in his apartment near 69th Street and Loomis Boulevard, when he ran out of the building and into the backyard.

Then, police say, the man ordered a dog – possibly a Rottweiler or a pit bull – to attack the officers.

The officers shot wounded the dog, police said.

Police News Affairs does not know the current condition of the dog, which was taken away by Animal Care and Control.

The suspect got away.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports