Skip to comments.Wake deputy kills dog while searching for runaway teen (another 'isolated incident')
Posted on 12/30/2011 8:26:28 AM PST by bamahead
A Wake County sheriffs deputy shot and killed a couples 3-year-old dog Wednesday night while searching for a runaway teenager.
John and Linda Super say two deputies came to their home on King Circle, looking for a 15-year-old neighbor who had run away and had often spent time with them.
One of the couples dogs, Elvis, forced his way out the front door and ran outside as the couple talked to the deputies, they said. One of the deputies shot Elvis twice, including once in the back of the head, killing him, according to the Supers.
All weve got is a dead dog and a lot of questions that need answers, Linda Super said. (Elvis) came running out, never bothered a soul, never opened his mouth, never woofed or nothing when he came out the door.
Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said the deputy, Roderick Belfield, said the dog was barking and running towards him. Belfield will not be punished for shooting the dog.
Harrison said he is investigating whether Belfield or the other deputy, Kenneth Edward Kay, used profanity while subduing John Super, who was upset after the shooting. John Super says the deputies were rough with him.
One of the runaway teen's guardians said Elvis was "vicious" and had lunged for the deputy, something the Supers dispute
(Elvis) was my fourth child, Linda Super said. He was like the center of our lives.
(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...
Usual newspaper title would read:
Police killed Elvis.
Perhaps they need to be re-centered.
>>Belfield will not be punished for shooting the dog.
Why would he be punished for shooting a dog? Cops can gun down unarmed people and they aren’t even punished.
What's the problem? All that power and responsibility and no consequences.
Just like the Constitution says...
Do police officers carry “boomerang bullets” these days?
How does one shoot a *charging* dog in the back of the head?
I’m surprised they didn’t tase the dog’s owner, beat him black and blue, and then arrest him on a whole host of charges. The police are just getting lazy these days!
Clearly, Mr. Deputy has “boomerang bullets”.
He can shoot charging dogs in the back of their heads.
Suppose, when the targets of choice move from dogs to people, that such boomerang bullets will be used on conservatives and good Freepers?
Dogs today, people tomorrow.
Tomorrow has come and gone.
Recall the marine who was shot in Tucson for no good reason a few months back.
you are not getting it, genius
Nice shooting indeed. It’s extremely difficult to shoot a dog charging at you in the back of his head.
Doubtless a union contract term — this has nothing to do with a property damage civil claim which in the case of pets can be steep in these modern days, and the tax payer eats the cost of attempting to defend then paying the lawyer of the aggrieved party. Then the police chief shrugs and says his hands are tied.
That looks like a pitbull. If it is, I can’t blame the deputy.
This will not end until ‘castle doctrine’ meets ‘unlawfull search’.
A few years ago, a dang dog was running deer through one of my tobacco fields, instead of shooting the dog I shot in front of him to run him off. Killed him dead, when I went down where he was I noticed I had hit a rock, a chip of rock hit the dog in the head and killed him. But in this case, I would say he was putting the dog out of pain.
So, I guess we are to assume that if some unarmed person came up to them and was "yapping" or perhpas cursing them out, these "Big Tough," (Supposedly) trained, PIGS (sorry, but while I respect most LEO's, I have NONE for those who shoot dogs) would do the same and shoot the individual?
Fer Christ sake, there were TWO of them and I also assume (as to most police) more than likely had mace/pepper spray and/or tasers?
WTF is up with these WUSS, GIRLY-GUY, JACK-BOOTED, Quick on the Trigger, THUGS, always resorting to (First) shooting dogs and never try to take any other evasive action--like maybe what most people do, call the dog with a friendly gesture and they respond (99% of the time) with a wagging of the tail and licking your hand--before opening up with guns blazing?
These BASTARDS ought to not only loose their jobs, but should be held (legally) accountable for damages and not be able to hide behind their "immunity!"
Teen runaways’ guardian has been to this this house before, demanding the teen return. Since he has been ‘confrontational’ the family dog doesn’t like him and has growled at him. That dog scares the piss out of him, so he calls the cops. He tells them the dog is a mean pit bull who will bite them.
The dog comes out the door, as the cops are roughing up the homeowner, and is reasonably on the defense. Most dogs would bark.
The cops fire at the dog, wounding him, then shoot him in the back of the head to ensure the kill.
Problem solved for ‘guardian’. Guardian has ‘proved’ to homeowner that he better not let ‘runaway’ into his home. Guardians get no money for runways that run-a-way.
I used to live in East Cobb, Georgia until they taxed my family away from there. The land was passed down for generations and they kept upping the + acreage private land out of existence.
One night at 3 AM I got a call from the Cobb Police asking me if I owned such and such car, etc. I said yes, they told me they had a police car outside and were searching for a runaway in the area. They didn’t want me to shoot one of their officers. At least they did their homework. I sleep with a 1911 and extra mags - always.
Tricky dog that pitbull, it can bite facing away from its prey.
Lesson here: Don’t open your door to cops, unless they have a search warrant. Talk through the door.
He was like the center of our lives.
Perhaps they need to be re-centered.
I am going to let that idiotic comment slide and assume you have never had a dog which you became very close and attached to???
If it was me and my dog, whomever did so, absent any provocation (and simply coming up to a PIG, without snarling and teeth barred) shoot my pet, would be in for a "rough ride" and I better not be "carrying" if that happened!!!
They had a warrant for that place so they had all the justification to shoot anything that they felt threatened by.
The cops didn’t have a warrant for the boy and this dog didn’t threaten the cops according to the owners. Maybe the dog looked at the cops crossed-eyed or the ‘wrong way’ and that was all they needed to justify the shooting.
If you look at this thread
Suspicious Activity Reports From U.S. Malls Being Processed By Police State Fusion Centers
And read this quote
“As he shopped for a childrens watch inside the sprawling Mall of America, two security guards approached and began questioning him. Although he was not accused of wrongdoing, the guards filed a confidential report about Kleinerman that was forwarded to local police.
The reason: Guards thought he might pose a threat because they believed he had been looking at them in a suspicious way.”
I won’t be surprised that if in the near future when the cops stop you for looking at them funny it will result in being disappearing from society and being indefinitely detained or being shot to death. All the cops will say is that they feared for their lives or felt the security of the state was under possible threat and will be immune from any prosecution.
That looks like a pitbull. If it is, I cant blame the deputy.
You look like you’re going to stab me. Can you blame me?
The occasional cat (Felis catus Viking) can be trained to attack and when it does, it can do more than simply bite, but it can claw, leap up clothing and attach itself to faces. Cats have even killed dogs larger than they are; instinct tells them where the jugular vein is. Dogs may be scary but a cat like that would inspire terror — and what is jackboot going to do, shoot or pepper spray himself in the face?
What an ignorant statement. No offense.
Do you have any evidence to back up that assertion?
the cop was trespassing. And the dog didn’t even bark. These overhasty cops think they are the bees knees when it comes to looking for “missing teens”. Teens go missing all the time., Reason being they do not want to contend with their parents. this jack leg cop had no business shooting that dog, (Although it is beyond me why anyone would want a pit bull, my cousin has one that is nice though. I wouldn’t own one under any circumstances.) Still, you can’t just go around shooting peoples’ dogs.
You are right
They can tase you to death why not shoot your dog while they are at it.
Pity the kid in the custody of a jackboot state. While from time to time there may be a true tragedy that a youth would be better off away from where there’s nobody in the family to step up, statistics show that foster families are more frequently abusive than the average biological family. Joker social workers often do not screen these foster.orgs worth a damn (or expect them to be way lefty) and often it’s just another way to get welfare.
Actually, the marine was shot for a pretty good reason. He THREATENED a SWAT team executing a legal search warrant with an AR-15 assault rifle. Pointing a rifle at a SWAT entry team is going to get you shot pretty much every time.
Yeah, yeah, I know...”pitbulls are good dogs, they have a bad rap, blah, blah...” I don’t buy it. I’ve seen even “gentle” pitbulls turn and too many thugs have bred them into living weapons.
I notice that you are attempting to change the subject instead of addressing how a charging dog could be shot in the back of the head.
I’m to the point where if they come to my door now all I’ll say, through the closed door, is, “You’re trespassing. Unless you have a warrant, get off my property now. I am calling my lawyer and the media”.
I used to have some respect for the cops. Now I see them mainly as an occupying enemy force. I believe the US is fast approaching a real SHTF financial meltdown. When that happens cops may find themselves high priority targets for a citizenry looking for revenge. I may be tempted myself.
Bad cop, no donut.
Cop needs to be hit in the nose with a rolled up newspaper.
How does a dog who is ‘charging’ get shot in the back of the head?
Is that like the magic bullet of JFK?
Wrong, the story says the deputy shot him twice, first one the dog goes down, the one to the back of the head was to put him out of his pain.
The story doesn’t say that the shot to the back of the head was the second shot, it says that the two shots *included* a shot to the back of the head.
Will you be cheering when reports come in that a freeper was gunned down as dogs are currently being gunned down?
Why yes, yes he will.
As would Chet99.
Shot in the back of the head? Uh, perhaps that would be because the charging dog, attested to by a gardian as viscious, had charged by the 1st cop and was lunging at the 2nd cop.
Ever been bit? Ever been attacked by a dog? People NEED to control their dogs and stop using them as clubs for society.
You tobacco has killed more people than that dog ever would have.