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3 thoughts on “10/23-27/08 Pit Bulls Shot by Police

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  1. Nine and a half weeks left in 2008…. Looks like the pit bull community will break 400 shootings.

    RIP Mako! Poor misunderstood Landshark!

  2. Oceanside follow up:
    VISTA, Calif. — Sentencing is scheduled in Vista Monday for a man who was shot by Oceanside police last fall after he rushed at three officers and fired a gun outside his home. Gregory Kwok, 48, pleaded guilty May 14 to assault on a peace officer and negligent discharge of a firearm.

    As part of his sentence, Kwok will be required to spend a year in custody. Following his jail term the defendant will be transferred to a residential rehabilitation facility where he can manage his ongoing physical and psychological challenges, said Deputy District Attorney Katherine Flaherty.

    Authorities said Kwok fired a gun toward the ground outside his home on Lonnie Street last Oct. 26, after officers responded to a disturbance call involving the defendant and his 80-year-old father, who also lives at the residence.

    Kwok went back into the house, returned with his pit bull and charged three officers. When he reached for one of the patrolman's guns, he was shot, authorities said. The defendant's pit bull attacked a police dog and was shot and killed.

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