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Police Officer Shoots Dog During Vicious Attack

Police Officer Shoots Dog During Vicious Attack

In Owego, New York a police officer shot and killed a dog during an attack. Furthermore, the shooting happened when Stephen Jackson and his girlfriend were walking their dog down the street Friday night. As the pair was walking they saw a young boy trying to contain his pit-bull pet dog, Tiger. When the pair approached the boy, Jackson took his leash off his dog to give it to the boy.

The boy refused the leash and then Jackson continued walking with his dog not on the leash. All a sudden, the pit-bull began to charge at Jackson, his girlfriend, and his dog from nearly 70 yards away. The pit-bull then began to attack them; it bit Jackson’s face, and his dog. Jackson then flagged down police who were already on their way to the dog attack. When police arrived, the pit-bull began attacking the officer.

When the dog finally let go of the officer, it then went after the second police officer at the scene and that’s when two shots were fired. Even after being struck by a bullet, the pit-bull continued to charge the officer until the third shot. Now, Al Thornton, the pit-bull’s owner is stating his dog was shot six times, and is asking the officer who killed his animal to step down. The officer that shot the dog maintains it was necessary for the safety of everyone on the scene.

Both the police and everyone else at the scene where his dog was shot is worried about the young boy witnessing his pet being killed.

If you or a loved one is in need of a dog attack attorney, we can help. Please contact the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord today for a free consultation.

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