FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) - No charges will be filed after a deputy U.S. marshal shot a dog in the leg earlier this week.
According to a Fishers Police Department report, on Tuesday, Hamilton County dispatch received a call from a man named William Brown who said he was a deputy U.S. marshal and fired shots at a dog that was attacking him at Deer Brook Apartments.
The report said police on the scene spoke to a woman who said she was getting ready to put her dog, which was described as a small collie mix, on a retractable leash when the dog ran out of the apartment around the corner. She then heard the dog barking and then heard two gun shots.
"We determined that the victim acted in self-defense and shot the dog in an attempted to avoid being attacked," said Fishers Police spokesperson Tom Weger. "Obviously each incident is unique and that's why we conducted a full investigation so that we fully understood what took place during this specific incident. This gentleman was in fear for his own safety and therefore used the resources at hand to protect himself."
The dog was taken to VCA Animal Hospital and is expected to recover, the report said.
The case was investigated by police and later determined Brown acted in self defense.
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