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Harvard police officer discharges gun during call

Several police officers and sheriff’s deputies respond after a Harvard police officer discharged his gun towards an aggressive dog in the 200 block of East Metzen Street | Photo: Alex Vucha.

Police officials have refused to comment after a Harvard police officer fired his gun at an aggressive dog while searching for a suspect in Harvard Friday afternoon.

The Harvard Police Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call around 2:10 p.m. Friday about a person who pointed a gun at someone in the 600 block of Driftwood Lane.

Responding officers located the suspect vehicle around 2:15 p.m. parked in the driveway of a home in the 200 block of East Metzen Street. Two minutes later, an officer yelled, “shots fired, shots fired, [muffled] dog attacking me” into the radio.

The shooting occurred in the backyard of the home. McHenry County Animal Control took the dog away and it is unknown if the dog was struck by the bullets or not.

One person was taken into custody by police at the scene. It is unknown if any charges were filed against the man.

The Harvard Police Department has refused to comment on the shooting until Monday.

Click here to listen to the police radio audio of this incident


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