Police are investigating after a German Shepherd was found shot and killed in a Bettendorf neighborhood on Tuesday.
Bettendorf Police Chief Keith Kimball released a statement on Wednesday, saying officers responded to a call on Jan. 11 at 3:22 p.m. and arrived to a deceased dog located in the intersection of Cypress and Magnolia Drive.
The dog reportedly got out of a nearby neighbor’s yard and began running loose towards a property a few houses away in the 2500 block of Cypress Drive, according to Chief Kimball.
The police chief says the dog, “became aggressive toward a person that was on foot in the yard.”
When the person tried to get away, the dog continued to chase them into the street when the person fired one shot to stop the attack, killing the dog.
Police investigating after dog shot and killed in Bettendorf
The shooter left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival and has not been identified.
A Facebook post has circulated online, saying a $1,000 reward will be given for any information regarding the shooter.