This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.