Report: Dog beaten in Uptown alley

Chicago cops transported an injured dog for veterinary care after it was apparently placed inside a bag and beaten in an Uptown alley late Saturday night.

A 911 caller reported seeing the dog in a bag with a man beating the animal behind a hardware store on the 1500 block of West Lawrence around 11:15 p.m.

Officers arrived on scene, confirmed the incident, and took the animal for medical care, according to CPD dispatch records.

Police issued a “flash” alert for other units to look for a suspect who they described as a “younger” black male who stands 5’6” tall, weighs about 135 pounds, and wore wearing a gray hoodie.

CPD’s office of News Affairs on Sunday morning was unable to locate a formal police report that documents the incident.

“If [officers] transported the animal to the shelter and no one was taken into custody, the job was probably [wrapped up]” without a report, a police department spokesperson said.

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