The officer then fired a shot at the dog, striking him above the nose, causing it to flee.
When medics arrived they found a second man in the backyard of the home with lacerations to his arms that appeared to be dog bites.
After a Dayton police sergeant arrived, Overholtz was told to “put the dog down to prevent further incident.”
Overholtz then fired another shot at the dog’s head, killing it.
An interview with the dog bite victims revealed the dog had bitten a man earlier in the day in an unrelated domestic dispute. After the incident, the dog tried jumping on the owner and accidentally ripped a toenail off, which the owner said caused the dog to be upset “ever since.”
The dog shortly began attacking the people in the house.
The Animal Resource Center arrived at the home to recover the carcass. According to the police report, officers were informed the center was “unsure” an accurate test of rabies could be conducted, due to the location where the dog was shot.