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Wilmington police shoot, kill dog during search for suspect
Star News Online ^ | May 1, 2013 | Brian Freskos

Posted on 05/01/2013 6:22:31 PM PDT by Altariel

Wilmington police fatally shot a dog Tuesday night during a street-to-street search for a driver who reportedly fled when officers tried to pull him over, an official said.

Lucy Crockett, a spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department, said officers shot the unleashed dog after it tried to attack a police K-9 team involved in the search.

The incident began about 9:43 p.m. Tuesday when an officer ran a tag and the car's owner came back as having a suspended license. After the officer activated his blue lights, the driver pulled into a driveway in the 400 block of Evans Street, jumped out of the car and ran toward Clay Street, Crockett said.

Police set up a perimeter. A K-9 team tracked the suspect to nearby Maides Avenue, where it encountered the unrestrained dog.

The dog's breed was not immediately clear. Police reports describe it as a pit bull, however photographs provided to the StarNews suggest something else.

In any case, the dog, Crockett said in a media advisory, "went nose to nose with the K-9, as the handler tried to pull the K-9 away.

"Another officer tried to make the pit bull back off," she continued. "But the pit bull attacked the K-9, going first for his face and then trying to bite his throat." So an officer shot the dog to stop the attack.

The police department is reviewing this latest incident, a routine that unfolds any time police fire their guns.

A neighbor on Maides Avenue said the dog was "the friendliest dog in the neighborhood.

(Excerpt) Read more at starnewsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; pets

1 posted on 05/01/2013 6:22:31 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Joe 6-pack

doggie ping


2 posted on 05/01/2013 6:28:36 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Short of having video to dispute the statement I’m going with the cops on this one.

Dogs will go after other dogs that invade their territory or neighborhood.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 6:30:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Altariel
All you have to do is call any dog a "pit bull" and you are automatically green-lighted to kill it.
4 posted on 05/01/2013 6:31:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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5 posted on 05/01/2013 6:33:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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Are stun guns only for old ladies in wheel chairs?


6 posted on 05/01/2013 6:37:19 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Vendome

I too.

Don’t know the neighborhood but if it’s the typical, not shocking if it’s a PBT. And not shocking a PBT would attack a dog. Unleashed, this is not territory unless it really is a stray. Relentless attacks on a dog in any circumstance is not shocking for this type.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 6:37:29 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I should say seeing the single pix this may be a German Shepherd type or similar, possibly mutt of such. Would be nice to see the head. Looks a might brachyacephalic, but unsure.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 6:40:28 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

It looks a -lot- like Muff, my gramma’s Husky/Beagle mix.
[may they both rest in peace]


9 posted on 05/01/2013 6:50:46 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: Altariel
The dog's breed was not immediately clear. Police reports describe it as a pit bull, however photographs provided to the StarNews suggest something else.

It seems that cops have become some of the most avid liars of all time.

Like obama, it seems that they lie about everything all the time.

10 posted on 05/01/2013 7:19:48 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Did you read this line before you starting slamming pit bulls?

The dog's breed was not immediately clear. Police reports describe it as a pit bull, however photographs provided to the StarNews suggest something else.

Y'all just can't help yourselves can you?

11 posted on 05/01/2013 7:22:46 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Altariel
The picture of the dog from the story. Couldn't really look less like a pit bull if it tried.

Bunch of liars.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 7:34:56 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Altariel
Here is the handy chart for all irrational pit bull haters and chickenshit cops.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 7:37:38 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker

I read the whole thing. Hence why I made the supposition, albeit before seeing any pix. Which made me change my mind for this case.


14 posted on 05/01/2013 7:40:50 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Eaker

Generally I’d agree, but we need more face views. The body is not, but the snout is a bit short. Could be any kind of mutt.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 7:42:19 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

For pity sake. It most certainly could NOT be “any kind of mutt”.

It clearly isn’t a poodle, or a great dane, or a mexican hairless, or a huskey or a pit bull for that matter.

Looks more like a GSD mix than anything else to me.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 7:46:39 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker

Apparently you did not read my follow-on post.

It does but we still don’t see the head. Could be a GS/Belgian/spitz mutt. That means mixed with something else, is all.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 7:57:03 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Vendome

If the dog was not a stray dog,and didn’t break free of restraint, the owners are idiots and the wrong party got shot, IMO. They, and not the police, are responsible for the dog’s death.


18 posted on 05/01/2013 8:09:40 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: Eaker

No puppies or kittens?


19 posted on 05/01/2013 8:16:29 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: Vendome

I prefer not to side with those who have been caught in at least one lie in their “official story”. Your mileage may vary.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 8:27:59 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Salamander

Yeah, I was thinking it looked like there might be some spitz in there.

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“That dog goes right to the mailbox doing his business and doesn’t go out of that yard,” Abdul Akbar said. “The dog has a tendency when he sees another dog to want to play. Everybody knows that dog.”

Akbar said the yard is unfenced, but the dog doesn’t leave its boundaries. He said the owner let the dog out to use the bathroom, and then it was shot four times by police.

The driver who fled escaped and was still at large Wednesday afternoon.

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21 posted on 05/01/2013 8:35:47 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Eaker; Salamander

Yep, and like Obama, they have set themselves up as a separate “class” or “caste” above us-—shoot their dog, be treated as though you shot a man in the eyes of the law.

Shoot one of our dogs, well, clearly, it must’ve DESERVED it. Peasant’s dogs always do.

(Do I need a sarc?)


22 posted on 05/01/2013 8:37:44 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Given the wound placement, it clearly was running at the shooter.

</sarc>


23 posted on 05/01/2013 8:42:06 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Before I got my first Ibizan Hound, I had no fence, here.

Arthur and Merlin, the red Dobes, skidded to a halt at my property line.

[I have no idea how they knew where it was but they obviously did]

All the Dobes I owned at my childhood home had no fences and ran loose 24/7.

They never stepped over the line.

The people up the pike have a Collie who lays on their front porch and it’s not even 20 feet from RT 40.

I’ve never even seen it venture off the porch.

Some dogs just do that.

If a strange dog runs into my yard somehow, is it my dogs’ fault if they rush out to repel it?

That’s their job.

Should they be murdered for doing it?

They don’t know ‘cop dog’ from ‘intruder dog’.

You’d think cops would be smart enough to make an allowance.


24 posted on 05/01/2013 8:47:34 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Poor thing’s snout is buried in the dirt as if it died running and plunged forward plus the camera angle is distorting the perspective, overall.

As I said, looks like Muff or any other Husky/GSD mix I see in backyards everywhere.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 8:50:09 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Looks mesaticephalic to me.


26 posted on 05/01/2013 8:53:06 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: Altariel

Backing into him at full speed, apparently.


27 posted on 05/01/2013 8:54:11 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: Eaker

Couldn’t have said it better.


28 posted on 05/01/2013 9:35:29 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Altariel

29 posted on 05/02/2013 12:45:36 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Eaker

Looks like a fat German Shepard x Hound mix. Shep for the coat color, some sort of hound for the ears and pudginess. Prolly the sort to drown you in slobber.


30 posted on 05/02/2013 2:21:31 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Altariel

“Abdul Akbar”

Well there you go.

“Akbar said the yard is unfenced, but the dog doesn’t leave its boundaries”

This is like those who tell people their dog never bites. Then it does.

Or those parents that say “not my son”. Despite overwhelming evidence.

People, don’t totally trust your dogs. It’s nice, but just because he doesn’t most of the time doesn’t mean there will not be an exception.


31 posted on 05/02/2013 8:13:36 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Salamander

Could definitely be, but that don’t fly as a good pix and evidence. Need a solid photo of the head to verify.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 8:16:22 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Altariel

Article says he was shot 4 times, or at least shot AT 4 times. Could’ve been a struggle.


33 posted on 05/02/2013 8:21:42 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Salamander

There were also several officers, not just 1. And multiple shots. Different angles all possible.


34 posted on 05/02/2013 8:24:44 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

The government employees, not Abdul Akbar, were caught in a lie.

The neighbors are vouching for the good behavior of the dog, not the government employees.

Careful, lest one day others suggest that your name should be cause enough for others to not believe your word above a government employee’s word.


35 posted on 05/03/2013 5:45:43 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Salamander

Unfortunately, cops have convinced themselves, by and large, that the lives of a few peasant’s dogs are unworthy of their concern.

The 95% of LEOs make the 5% of peace officers look bad.


36 posted on 05/03/2013 5:47:24 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Bottom line is we don’t have all the info, some of the info is questionable, yet again you assume all was good with the dog and cops are just bad. Your prejudice is so obvious, Alt.


37 posted on 05/03/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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