Dog shot in jaw, police looking for suspects

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Police are investigating after a Dayton man’s dog was shot.

Crews were called to the intersection of Fountain Avenue and Linda Vista just before 4 p.m. Saturday.

The owner told police his bulldog pit-bull mix, named Zeus, was shot when he got loose from the backyard of his home.

He told officers when he went looking for the dog, he saw two teens walking in the area. He said when Zeus approached them, one of the teens pulled out a small caliber pistol and fired one shot hitting Zeus in the jaw. The owner told police the two teens then kept on walking.

Officials with the Animal Resource Center responded to the scene. The dog was taken to an emergency veterinarian.

Police are still looking for the suspects. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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