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Dog shot, man taken into custody in Kewanee arrest

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KEWANEE, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

A dog shot by an officer during an arrest in Kewanee Tuesday later had to be euthanized. 

The Kewanee Police Department said officers were handling a case in the 900 block of N. Vine when they saw Jason Clong, 38, at his house in the 400 block of E. 9th. Clong was wanted on a warrant for armed violence and aggravated battery. Officers were eventually able to arrest Clong, with one officer suffering a minor hand injury. 

Clong was arrested for resisting a police officer and possession of methamphetamine less than 5 grams in addition to the warrant. 

Police said an aggressive dog came out of the house when they attempted to enter. An officer shot the dog in an attempt to stop it. 

"The officer that fired his sidearm is a former K-9 officer and is familiar with aggressive behavior involving dogs," said the department in a Facebook post. 

The dog ran off, was found by family members and later taken to a local veternarian's clinic, where it was euthanized due to injuries. 

Clong is due in Henry County Court on March 5 for a preliminary hearing. 

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