Wednesday, June 4, 2008
(05/28/08) Tulsa, OK - A pit bull attacked a three-year-old boy in south Tulsa on Wednesday night. It happened near 64th and Peoria. Tulsa Police officers say the pit bull was roaming loose and bit the boy on the leg. The boy's uncle carried the child inside and then came back out and shot at the dog five times. Police say the pit bull was hit once. Officers arrived on scene and shot and killed the dog. The boy was taken to the hospital, but should recover.
No Need to Name the Breed: Cop Shoots Dog During Traffic Stop
(05/29/08): Miami, FL - A police officer was forced to fire on a dog after something went horribly wrong during a traffic stop. The incident began when a patrol officer pulled over a car for a traffic stop. As the officer was walking up to the car, the driver took off on foot. The officer chased the man for several blocks until he ran into a home. As the officer approached the house, the driver opened the door and released his dog, who charged the officer.
Chicago Cop Shot by Bullet Intended for 'Charging Pit Bull'
(05/30/08): Chicago, IL - Given the rate that police officers shoot pit bulls in the line of duty, you have wonder why this doesn't happen more often. A Chicago police officer was shot and wounded recently, though the intended target was a pit bull. The officer was taken to Stroger Hospital with a shot in the knee. No civilians were involved in the shooting and the intended target was "a charging pit bull." The shooting is under review by the Independent Police Review Authority.
Gary Indiana Officer Gets Pit Bulls Released on Him
(05/30/08): Gary, IN - A police officer shot a pit bull outside its owners home while attempting to arrest a woman wanted on a warrant, Cmdr. Samuel Roberts said. Detective Thomas Aguilar went to 5076 Washington St. about 9:45 a.m. to arrest Tamika Crump, 21, at her home. Crump was outside and asked Aguilar's permission to take the dog inside, the arrest report states. As she did, she released the animal, who charged at him.
Pit Bull Shot After Charging Denver Police Officer
(05/31/08): Colorado Springs, CO - In another pit bull incident in Colorado Springs, a police officer shot a pit bull who charged him at a party. The officers were called to the Vineyard Apartments near Rangewood Drive and East Woodmen Road because of a noise complaint. Police found a party in a clubhouse near a pool and while walking up to the pool, two pit bulls charged the officers. Local news agencies are picking up on the surge of pit bull attacks in the area.
Milwaukee Cops Shoot 2 Pit Bulls
(06/01/08): Milwaukee, WI - Police said they shot and killed two pit bulls Saturday on Milwaukee's south side. Police said the two dogs charged at them as they responded to an "entry in progress" call at a home at 35th and Scott. Both dogs were shot, police said. They said one of the dogs died at the scene, and the second was put down later.
Retired Cop, Shoots Pit Bull that Attacks His Dog
(06/01/08): South Bend, IN - A man shot and killed a dog that reportedly charged and attacked the small dog he was walking. According to police, a 7-year-old boy was walking his family's pit bull mix on the opposite side of the street when the dog charged a terrier, which was being walked by a retired South Bend police officer. The mother of the boy is upset about the shooting. She fails to realize that if the officer had not shot the dog and allowed to the fight to continue that her son may have been permanently harmed.
Van Buren Man Shoots Pit Bull While on a Walk
(06/03/08): Van Buren, AR - A man walking through a Van Buren neighborhood pulled a gun, and shot and killed a pit bull. According to police reports the dog ran out at the man. So he pulled out a 9mm handgun and killed the dog. Police Lt. Brent Grill says the case is being turned over to the prosecutor who will determine whether charges will be filed. The owners of the pit bull were outside playing with it and doing yard work at the time of the shooting.
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