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Police looking for 4 males who broke into home, shot resident's dog in Lorain

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 12:54:18-04

LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain police are looking for four people who tried to break into a home and shot the resident’s dog in the leg before fleeing.

At about 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, the four individuals attempted to break into a home in the 200 block of East 32nd Street armed with a firearm, according to a Lorain police news release. Three of the males were covered in hooded sweatshirts, with hoods pulled up to try to conceal their identities. The clothing of the fourth male is not known.

As one of the males kicked in the door, the resident and his 14-year-old dog emerged to confront the four males, police said.

One of the males fired a gun at the door and struck the resident’s dog in the leg, police said. All four individuals then ran; it is unknown if there was a vehicle parked nearby.

Police do not know the condition of the dog, but his owner was in the process of getting him medical attention.

Police are asking anyone who lives in the area to review their home surveillance footage to see if the males were captured on video. Anyone with information on the case or footage is asked to contact the Lorain Police Department at 440-204-2100 or the Detective Bureau at 44-204-2105. A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the perpetrators.