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Prosecutor: No charges in southern Ill. cop's shooting of dog

ELDORADO, Ill. (KFVS/AP) - A prosecutor says a southern Illinois police officer who shot and killed a man's dog won't face charges.

Saline County State's Attorney Mike Henshaw says he will not file criminal charges on Eldorado Officer Ryan Ward in regards to the shooting death of a dog that attacked him.  Henshaw says there was not enough to support any criminal charges being filed.

Authorities say the incident happened while Ward was investigating a theft at what turned out to be the wrong house.

That's where Ward says he shot Jason Robershaw's German shepherd in self-defense after it attacked him.

Robershaw denies the dog went after Ward, saying his pet was on a chain.

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