One man is dead after he was attacked by dogs on the east side of Indianapolis Tuesday. One of the dogs remains on the loose.
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Indianapolis police and animal control officers responded to the 2300 block of North Kenyon Street on a report of aggressive dogs just before 10 a.m.
Investigators found the man with multiple dog bites and he was transported to a hospital, according to a news release from the City of Indianapolis.
On Tuesday night, police announced the man died at the hospital. He was identified as 85-year-old Willie Mundine, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
The police department and Indianapolis Animal Care Services are working together to investigate his death. Mundine’s cause and manner of death will be provided by officials after the completion of an autopsy, according to police.
Police fired at aggressive dog during attack
At some point during the attack Tuesday morning, a police officer fired their weapon at one of the aggressive dogs. The dog was wounded but alive. An animal control officer impounded the wounded dog.
Animal control officers were still looking for the other dog involved in the attack as of Tuesday night . Anyone who sees a loose brown dog in the area is asked to call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622 or file a report through RequestIndy.
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Officials with Indianapolis Animal Care Services are in the neighborhood investigating and patrolling for the dog, according to the city’s news release.
The wounded dog was transported to Animal Care Services to be held for a 10-day quarantine. During that time, investigators will work to identify the dog’s owner and determine the next steps.
Indianapolis Animal Care Services investigated dog complaint in the area on Monday
One day before the attack, animal control officers received a complaint of one brown and one black “pitbull-type” dogs attacking people and other dogs on Indianapolis’ near northeast side, according to the news release from the city.
Officers were unable to locate the dogs on Monday. Animal Care Services had established a sweep schedule, where officers were to be dispatched to the area to look for the animals 3-4 times a day for the following 10 days, according to the city’s news release.
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