Update: Photo Released Of Man Who Stabbed Couple's Dog Outside Target In Evanston

November 24, 2018 - 3:45 pm

(EVANSTON) -- An elderly couple’s pet dog was reportedly stabbed by a man Friday afternoon outside a Target store in north suburban Evanston.

At 12:10 p.m., the couple was outside near the business at 1616 Sherman Avenue when a man came up and asked to pet their dog, according to Evanston Police Dept. Cmdr. Ryan Glew. He then stabbed the dog before leaving the area on foot.

The dog was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment, and its condition was not known, Glew said. No one was in custody for the stabbing, though Glew said it was likely there were witnesses and surveillance from businesses in the area.

Evanston police are still investigating the case and have released a photo of the suspect. They are calling on the public to help identify the suspect. 

Animal Stabbing Suspect
Evanston Police

According to Evanston police, the offender is described as a black male, between 40-50 years old with a "salt and pepper" beard and approx. 6 feet tall.

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