Dog Shot During Police Search, Ocean County Authorities Investigating

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  LAKEWOOD – While searching for a man wanted for stalking, a Lakewood Police Officer fired his weapon, injuring a pit bull, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

  Police are searching for a male wanted by Manchester Police for violating a restraining order and stalking at a sober living facility near All Saints Episcopal Church in Lakewood. While on the hunt for this individual, a Lakewood officer encountered “an aggressive pit bull” that charged him.

   The officer discharged his weapon and wounded the dog, which was then transported to a local veterinary hospital. The dog is expected to make a full recovery. The officer was not harmed during this incident.

  The investigation is ongoing.