WAYNE, Ill. (CBS) — A devastated dog owner in Kane County said Thursday that his neighbor shot and killed one of his beloved pets.
The Kane County Sheriff’s Department late Thursday was going over security video showing the man’s two dogs walking with their dog-sitter outside his home in Wayne.READ MORE: Jubilant And Inspired Fans, Booming Businesses Near Wintrust Arena As Chicago Sky Win WNBA Championship
When they reached the river, the owner said his neighbor opened fire – killing his dog, Ludwig. The neighbor told police the dogs were on his property and acting aggressive.
“I ran down there. She had my dog, and I stood – I’m like, ‘What the hell?’” said dog owner Joe Petit. “The fact that he says that my dog was attacking him and he feared for his life is a lie. You can see it in the video.”READ MORE: CBS 2's Ryan Baker Celebrates Chicago Sky Win With His Family At Wintrust Arena
The neighbor who shot the dog happens to be the husband of Wayne Village President Eileen Phipps. She said the dogs – which she said were of the Argentino Dogo breed – entered their front yard and attacked and bit her husband in June.
“Obviously, this is a very tragic event and one all wish did not occur,” Phipps said in a statement. “It is regrettable that in this feeding frenzy of social media that a rush to judgement is more important than allowing the investigation to be completed.”
Phipps said her husband is cooperating fully with the investigation.MORE NEWS: Robberies On Magnificent Mile Prompt Warning For Businesses
The Kane County Sheriff’s Department says they will review their findings with the county State’s Attorney.