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Dog attacks girl in Macey’s parking lot

Sep 14, 2022, 9:30 AM | Updated: Sep 23, 2022, 12:49 pm
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A dog was killed in a Macey's parking lot on Tuesday, Sept. 13.(FILE PHOTO: Spenser Heaps/Deseret News).
(FILE PHOTO: Spenser Heaps/Deseret News)

SANTAQUIN, Utah — A dog was shot and killed in a Macey’s parking lot Tuesday night after it was reportedly attacking people.

Police responded to a call around 6 p.m. The incident occurred in a Macey’s parking lot located near 100 N. 400 E. According to Sgt. Mike Wall of the Santaquin Police Department, the dog attacked a teenage employee of the store. 

A bystander stepped in to help the victim when the dog turned to attack him. While en route, police received a report of shots fired. 

To stop the attack, the bystander shot the dog which died at the scene. The owner of the dog was allegedly in the store at the time and had left 3 dogs in his vehicle. One dog escaped through an open window and attacked the girl. 

“There was a male that was there in the parking lot that went over to help the female. The dog came back after him and he discharged one gunshot, killing the dog,” said Wall.

The man who shot the dog will not be charged, however, the owner of the dog will be charged. 

The employee suffered injuries to her arms and legs that did require medical attention. 

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