Man Accused In Officer, Police Dog Shooting Returns To Zanesville


UPDATED: Thursday August 27, 2009 7:39 AM

A man accused of shooting an officer and a police dog returned to Zanesville on Tuesday after waiving an extradition hearing in northeast Ohio.

Dominick Conley was arrested Monday afternoon in downtown Canton.

Conley, 18, is suspected of shooting Zanesville police Officer Mike Schiele and his police dog, Bosco, on Sunday night.

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According to police, Schiele was attempting to serve Conley with a warrant when there was a struggle and Conley opened fire, hitting Schiele in the leg and Bosco in the neck.

Schiele was treated and released from Grant Medical Center in Columbus while Bosco was being treated at the Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital.

Conley faces up to 11 charges, including felonious assault, kidnapping, burglary and abduction.

Veterinarians said Bosco was in serious but stable condition Tuesday, which was an improvement.  The dog, a 3-year-old Dutch shepherd, had no movement in its front legs, but did show limited movement in its hind legs, 10TV News reported.

Veterinarians said the dog was able to eat Tuesday, and was doing OK despite having a bullet lodged against its spinal cord.

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