Skip to comments.Cop tries to shoot dog, misses, hits 10-year-old boy
Posted on 07/15/2014 7:21:35 PM PDT by null and void
A ten year old boy in Georgia is lucky to be alive after he was shot by a police officer who was firing his gun at a dog. According to multiple reports, the police officer was in pursuit of a robbery suspect at the time of the indecent. A dog crossed paths with the officer and he decided to shoot at it.
His shot missed the dog and the stray bullet struck the young Dakota Corbitt who was playing nearby. It is still unclear as to why the officer felt the need to shoot at the dog in the first place, and there is no indication that the dog approached the officer in a threatening manner.
The bullet entered from the back of the knee and exited out of the front of the childs leg.
Janelle Rich, Corbitts sister, told reporters of the horrific experience of her brothers attack, and said that the officer seemed to have no remorse about what he had done.
I ran out the house with one of my kids and saw my little brother on the porch pouring blood. He [the officer] was sitting there like he didnt have a care in the world. Rich said.
The officers name has not been released, nor has any information about his disciplinary action.
After the Dakota was shot he was rushed to Coffee Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Savannah Memorial Hospital where he was held for several hours for surgery.
The family waited in the hospital all night thinking that their son would need surgery. Luckily, hours later after lengthy examinations, they were told that the boy would not need surgery because no vital arteries were hit by the bullet. The full extent of the wound is unknown, and it is likely that the child will be traumatized for his entire life.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate the shooting, however since that is just another state institution it is doubtful that the family will see any justice.
Guess cop didn’t know the difference between a dog and a kid. Maybe he should go look at some more pictures to see the difference. Maybe.
O k .. Beer summit time..
If ever there was a safety issue right up a community organizer’s alley so to speak, this is it.
Please, Mr. PoliceMan, Stop shooting our kids and dogs.
Cats are on their own. :-p
“Nice shootin’, Tex”
There was a thing on Drudge sometime back about a family pet being shot by a cop every 98 seconds or something. Are they taught to hate dogs at the police academy?
Jeepus what a knucklehead!
Poor little kid.
This type of dumbass crap needs to stop.
“It is still unclear as to why the officer felt the need to shoot at the dog in the first place,”
Fish gotta swim, bird gotta fly.
It's genetic. It's been bred into them. Sort of like pit bulls. You can never feel completely safe around one.
The article reads just a TAD bit jaded.
They should prosecute him for shooting this kid. It sounds like his act was intentional.
It may not have been life threatening, but it could still be disabling because tissue damage doesn’t always heal completely, especially one so young.
In all my more than 30 years as a cop, I never once shot a dog. You just learned to deal with all the dog situations in other ways. A kick in the head, putting something between you and the dog, etc. Tossing garbage cans in their direction was my favorite, worked most of the time (of course we had metal cans back then ... the noise and all).
Don't tell anyone, but the cop's name is Michael Vickers.
That cop needs to be in prison.
He saw a dog and just decided to shoot it for no reason?
Forgetting your primary mission (pursuing the robbery suspect) is inexcusable.
Was the kid holding a Nintendo WiFi at the time???
Maybe he was the real target —
I don’t understand why cops don’t use mace.
Bicycle riders use a civilian form of machine and it works like a charm.
Bear spray will stop a grizzly.
So shooting dogs is totally evil and cops should be disciplined for doing so.
The officer was chasing a black man who was wanted for shooting an officer. That’ll make most officers pretty jumpy.
Bicycle riders use a civilian form of machine and it works like a charm.
That was supposed to be that bicycle riders use a civilian form of mace.....
Good question ( I never carried mace, so can’t answer that one).
>According to multiple reports, the police officer was in pursuit of a robbery suspect at the time of the indecent.
An indecent use of force?
I don’t care who he was chasing or why. This cop needs to be prosecuted criminally and then bankrupted civilly. Once he’s out of prison the family can get a little personal payback.
I propose any time a cop kills a dog, he has to eat it.
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later ..
So he shoots a DOG?
No no no no no! A chase give a cop unlimited authoratah to shoot anything or anyone he encounters!
As long as we’re playing the race card, was it a back dog?
No way, given the present "diversity" push many a neighborhood would soon be devoid of all doggie friends.
Hmmmm. Good point.
Cop shows up, dog gotta die.
Anybody chasing the officer who was wanted for shooting a kid?
He's got 1/30 of a second to decide whether something is a threat, or not - it's safest to just shoot everything you see.
My guess is the cop was ready, willing, able, and will be held un-prosecutable regardless of what living being he shoots, and for what or no reason.
Flame On lickers!
Well, yea. Duh! It was in his line of sight and if he turned left and saw another
dog then it also would be in his line of sight, and the other 359degrees of turning.
Dog, kid, what's the problem?
Hoo boy! This JBT shooting story will get the wolfie-ette girl REALLY rollin’ tonight!
Any word about the unshot dog? Did it end up killing the cop and going on a deadly rampage since it got to complete whatever it was doing?
Don't be silly, he's a cop, it was a dog. What more justification do you need? Sadly, not sarcasm.
...there is no indication that the dog approached the officer in a threatening manner.
Come on, dog, cop. Apparently most officers see virtually every dog as a threat. Again, sadly, not sarcasm.
Mormon Missionaries don’t shoot dogs.
It only took 20 posts before “the cops are always right” crowd showed up.
Probably jotting notes on his scorecard, score 0 for dogs, score 1 for kids. To take back and compare notes with his buddies.
They also don’t pursue criminals through dog ridden back yards, at least not to my knowledge.
And as a reminder, as a cop, I never shot a dog. Beat several in the head with garbage can lids, kicked a few to get them off my leg and put many a fence between me and them in the pursuit of my duties, but never shot on. LOL!
Why wasn’t the cop applying emergency medical care to the little boy he shot?
Those dog shootings are simply warning shots.
Owners are being warned that they are next.
Just watch, I'll be proven correct, and it won't take long.
> The officer was chasing a black man who was wanted for shooting an officer. Thatll make most officers pretty jumpy.
Dog, child, black man... I’m reminded of this:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.
— CS Lewis
The Powers That Be want it... they are orgasmic over the idea of sparking off a civil disturbance so they can impose their will with deadly force.