Police Investigate Death of Tasered Dog

The dog bit a woman before officers tasered the animal, police said

By Sandra Torres
|  Tuesday, May 15, 2012  |  Updated 8:42 AM CDT
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Roselle police are investigating how a dog died after it was tasered for severely biting a woman inside her home.

On May 8, authorities received a call around 9 p.m. regarding a woman who was bit by a dog at a home in the 500 block of Rodenburg Road, according to Roselle Police.

When officers arrived at the home, they found a 55-year-old woman severely bitten in the leg, police said. Officers took the woman to an ambulance that transferred her to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village for emergency surgery.

The officers then went back inside and found the husband inside the kitchen holding a Pit Bull at bay, using a broom and stick, police said.

The officers were not able to subdue the dog with a catch pole and that's when they tasered him to safely remove him to a holding cage, according to police.

The dog later died at a nearby animal hospital.

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