An 8-year-old civilian dog who was shot by a suspect during a pursuit by law enforcement over the weekend has died according to Antioch Friends of Animal Services.
On Saturday, the Oakley Police Department engaged in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle in the City of Antioch. During the pursuit, the driver of the stolen vehicle led officers around the area of Costco and ultimately into the downtown Antioch area. The vehicle ultimately crashed into a parked car with the occupants fleeing–the driver was caught, however, the passenger fled into a yard on W 3rd Street where he shot the homeowners dog. He then shot out the front window of the house and escaped.
On Monday, the Antioch Friends of Animal Service said Oso has died.
UPDATE# 3 Monday PM: We have very sad news to share. We learned this evening that Oso’s took a turn for the worse. His internal injuries were more severe than they could initially see and he has crossed the rainbow bridge.
Our hearts and condolences go out to the family and the vet/staff who worked so hard to save Oso.
We are working with the E-Vet to ensure all the bills are paid along with the expenses related to Oso’s cremation, thanks to the generosity of our community.
We were all so hopeful Oso would pull through and this sad news was not what we expected.
Please keep Oso’s family in your prayers.
UPDATE #2: We are awaiting an update on Oso’s medical condition. Will update you as soon as we can. Donation need has been met to cover his expenses. No more donations are needed. We appreciate the generosity of our community.
Oso a severely injured dog needs our assistance!!!
Saturday, around 6:30 pm, the Oakley Police Department engaged in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle in the City of #Antioch. During the pursuit, the driver of the stolen vehicle led officers around the area of Costco and ultimately into the downtown Antioch area. While in the downtown area, someone in the stolen vehicle fired at least one round from that car and struck a passing motorist’s vehicle. Fortunately, that driver wasn’t injured.
Shortly thereafter, the stolen vehicle crashed into a parked car and the driver fled while officers set up in the area being guided by the Sheriff’s office helicopter. The driver of the vehicle was caught a few short blocks later and was arrested without further incident.
However, another occupant of the vehicle also fled on foot into a nearby yard on W. 3rd St. and was apparently armed with a handgun. As he jumped into a rear yard, he was approached by the homeowner’s dog, Oso, an older German Shepherd, which he shot in the neck.
The shooter then attempted to gain entry into the house and eventually shot out the rear sliding glass door while the homeowner and his 14-year-old son were in the living room. They fled out the front window of the house and escaped unharmed. The armed suspect is still on the loose!
Oso, the injured dog was taken to East Bay Veterinary Emergency by an Antioch Police Officer.
Oso, is in very critical condition!! He is currently being treated, at cost, by the doctors, but is still in need of a lot of very expensive care. Oso’s family is being left with some very difficult decisions about continuing his treatment due to this unexpected expense. If you are interested in donating to Oso’s care, East Bay Veterinary Emergency is accepting donations for his on-going care. They can be reached directly at 925-754-5001. If it is easier to donate right here on FB, you may do so and we will forward your donation to the vet, directly for Oso’s care.
Thank you for your assistance in helping an innocent pet in our community who was the victim of a criminal act.
** Update #1- EVet is not accepting anymore donations by phone at this time. Oso’s hospitalization is funded at the E-Vet for the next 24 hours. Donations to FOAS will fund his followup care at his regular Vet and follow up care. If he needs additional time at E-vet, we will update.
According to police, the suspect outstanding is described as a white or Hispanic male in his early 20’s, approximately 5-9 tall with a thin build. He may be wearing a green mechanic coverall-type garment and was last seen in the area of W. 3rd St. and K. St.
Oakley Police has custody of the driver at this time and the investigation is still in progress. Anyone with any information as to this case is urged to call the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441, or the Oakley Police Department at (925) 646-2441.