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Man shoots, kills dog that breaks from owner's leash on Chicago's Northwest Side, police say

Man shoots, kills dog on street on Chicago's Northwest Side
Man shoots, kills dog on street on Chicago's Northwest Side 00:29

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A man shot and killed a dog after the animal broke free from an owner's leash in the Albany Park neighborhood Monday evening.

At 6:50 p.m., a 41-year-old man in a wheelchair was with his dog, heading north on Pulaski Road near Montrose Avenue. A 33-year-old man was on the sidewalk when the dog broke from the owner's leash and approached the younger man, police said.

The 33-year-old man took out a gun and shot the dog, police said.

The dog's remains were taken to a nearby veterinarian, police said.

The dog was reportedly muzzled.

"And I saw this guy, like, pull out the gun, and he just shot the dog. So I just stayed in the car for, you know, a couple of minutes – like shocked," said witness Alisa Bondarenova.

"And then he was still – he didn't run away. He was still walking around here, this guy, with a phone. And yeah, it was horrible."

The man who shot the dog, a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card and Concealed Carry License holder, was not charged or cited.

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