LORAIN, Ohio (WOIO) - A 14-year-old dog was shot in the leg during an attempted home invasion early Tuesday morning.
Lorain police said four suspects were trying to kick in a door at a home in the 200 block of East 32nd around 5:30 a.m. when the resident walked out with his dog to confront them.
The home owner wasn’t hurt. He tells 19 News he believes his dog, Macho, protected him. Fortunately, Macho is doing okay.
After the shooting, all four suspects fled.
Lorain police said they may have had a vehicle parked in the neighborhood.
Police said three of the suspects were covered in hooded sweatshirts, with hoods pulled up.
There is no description of the fourth suspect.
The Lorain Police Department is asking anyone in the area to review their home surveillance footage to see if the suspects are captured on video.
The homeowner believes the clear images of the the suspects will help police track them down.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Lorain police at 440-204-2100.
A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s).