Great Dane Shot Defending Homeowner in Pontiac Break-In



Great Dane Shot Defending Homeowner in Pontiac Break-In

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Oct. 9, 2018)

Pontiac, MI- Deputies responded to the 300 block of W. Yale Avenue on the report of a Home Invasion.  Upon their arrival, Deputies made contact with the victim who stated that her home had been entered by three (3) unidentified males with guns.  The victim stated all three of the males were wearing masks covering their face.  The victim stated that one of the suspects said to her, “Where’s it at”?  The victim advised that two of the suspects stayed in the front room with her while the third went down the hall to her bedroom.

The victim had a large Great Dane that appeared to have scared one of the suspects.  The suspect who appeared to have been scared by the dog then shot the animal one time.  The two suspects in the front room fled the residence using the front door.  The third suspect pushed out the air conditioning unit in her bedroom and fled the residence by climbing out of the window.  The homeowner was not injured.  The Great Dane was transported to a 24 hour Emergency Veterinary Clinic where he was later euthanized due to his injuries.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  An OCSO K-9 Unit arrived at the scene and began to track the suspects.  The track was terminated with negative results. An Evidence Technician responded to process the scene.  The incident remains under investigation.

VICTIM INFORMATION (#1):  24 year old male, resident of the City of Pontiac.

VICTIM INFORMATION (#2):  22 year old male, resident of the City of Pontiac.

VICTIM INFORMATION (#3):  40 year old male, resident of the City of Pontiac.

SUSPECT INFORMATION:  Three (3) unidentified black males.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.  There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and you will remain anonymous.

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