Kane State’s Attorney to announce investigation findings on dog shooting

News conference set at noon Wednesday at Kane Judicial Center

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser announced she will hold a news conference at noon Wednesday to announce the findings of the investigation into the Aug. 10 shooting of a pet dog in Wayne.

The news conference will be held inside the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles Township, but it is only open to credentialed news media, according to Mosser’s announcement.

Hal Phipps, husband of Wayne Village President Eileen Phipps, shot Joe Petit’s dog, Ludwig, officials said.

Phipps said the dog was behaving aggressively towards him on his property while Petit, said Ludwig and Philotimo, were chasing sticks in the river when he was shot, according to officials.

Reached by phone after the shooting, Phipps said he had no comment.

Because the spouse of a village official was involved, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office handled in the investigation into the shooting.

Mosser had announced last week that prosecutors were close on making a decision on whether charges should be filed.

“The sheriff and I have both been intently reviewing everything because we do want to make sure the right decision is made on this,” Mosser had said last week. “We are working very hard to do so, including visiting the scene.”

Since the shooting, a “Justice for Ludwig” movement has been pushing for some legal action on the shooting, with signs, T-shirts and a Facebook page and on Friday night, about 100 people gathered for a candlelight vigil.