Man shot, mauled by dog in Sandusky dies in hospital; suspect arrested


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SANDUSKY, Ohio (WJW) – The FOX 8 I-Team learned that Sandusky police are investigating the death of a man who was found shot and mauled by a dog.

Sandusky Police Chief Jared Oliver said officers received calls that an injured man was found lying in the street near Hayes Avenue and Polk Street around 1 p.m. Friday.

“We were told he was attacked by a dog at a home on Polk Street,” Oliver told the I-Team. 

He said the man was taken to the hospital and officers were told the man also was shot at least once in the back.

The man, identified as 28-year-old Branden Murphy, of Norwalk, died at the hospital.

Sandusky police, with the assistance of the Erie County Sheriff’s office, arrested 35-year-old Brian Lewis, of Sandusky, on a charge of murder in the case.

Lewis was taken to the Erie County jail.

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