Skip to comments.Officer Shoots Woman, Pit Bull Playing
Posted on 10/08/2009 9:23:32 PM PDT by kingattax
LA MARQUE, Texas -- A police officer shot a woman and the dog she was playing with when the officer thought the dog was attacking the woman, witnesses told KPRC Local 2.
Witnesses said a La Marque police officer was driving along 5th Avenue near Walnut Street at about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, after she helped a person around the corner.
The officer heard people playing and screaming, witnesses said. A 23-year-old woman and her friend were playing with a pit bull named Sugar.
Witnesses said the officer got out of the car and fired several shots toward the dog.
"The young lady started hollering and just at that time a police officer was coming down and thought the dog was attacking the lady," witness Dennis Wallace said. "I can't say that I would do anything different. The (officer) drew down and started shooting. I couldn't say I wouldn't have done that."
The woman's parents said one of the bullets hit the ground and fragments ricocheted, wounding her in the upper body. She was taken by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital, treated and released.
Sugar was also wounded. The dog's owner took Sugar to a vet and it is expected to recover.
La Marque police declined to comment about the shooting, but said the 30-year-old officer has been with the department for about a year and a half.
The Galveston County District Attorney's Office and the Galveston County Sheriff's Office are investigating
oh. i thought maybe the pitbull was playing while the office shot a woman.
AND IT’S NOT EVEN MARDI GRAS YET!
Shoot first, ask questions later. That’s just his training kicking in, there. (noise in background) Hey! (spins around, pulls gun) Freeze, mother...Jim, is that you? Do you know how close I came to blowing your head off, buddy?...Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, we’re trained to react in milliseconds. It’s muscle memory. You’re welcome, John Q. Public.
WHAT!? PIT BULLS DON’T PLAY!!!
The bitch is a menace and needs to be put down. Or at the very least, fired
This sounds like a deterioration in the standard that one needs to keep a dog incase the police come to one’s dooe so that the officers will have the dog to shoot and don’t have to shoot a person. This officette shot the person anyway. I guess the union contracts are starting to give the officers more perks.
...another “she” “officer,” who had scattered rounds all around targets at ranges. ...been there and saw that a few times. It’s really funny, when it only happens at ranges.
Chet99 mustve called the cop. LOL
The officette was just taking advantage of the perks of her job.
I hope I never get a flat tire around this stellar cop!
Cops just love using their bang-bangs on dogs. Something dangerously wrong with an awful lot of cops in this country.