Lancaster, OH – The Fairfield County Dog Warden’s Office is investigating a dog attack that wounded a Lancaster police officer Sunday morning, according to police officials. The officer shot the dog as he was being attacked.
Lancaster police were called to a home on Sheridan Drive for a well-being check around 9:30 a.m. when they say a resident’s “mixed breed” dog attacked them.
Police body cameras captured the attack, which lasted a couple of seconds before the shot was fired. Video shows officers talking to a woman in a driveway when a dog comes towards them. According to Officer Chad Helser, the dog came at him first, but he kicked at it before the animal turned toward Officer Jim Schorr.
Helser’s report said the dog jumped at Schorr, biting his left forearm. During the attack Schorr shot the dog once.