Skip to comments.Officer Critically Wounded, Dog Killed After Georgia Police Respond to Wrong House
Posted on 09/01/2015 7:03:50 PM PDT by servo1969
It started with police going to the wrong house. It ended with a homeowner, an officer and a dog shot.
DeKalb County police were responding to a 911 call about a suspicious person Monday night, the Atlanta-area police department said.
But the caller didnt give an address for the house where the suspicious person was seen, county public safety director Cedric Alexander said. Instead, the caller described it as a gray-and-brick home.
So three officers went to a house that matched that description near the same intersection, Alexander said. He said they went to the back of a home where they thought a burglary might be occurring.
Once there at the rear of the residence, they noticed that the screen door was unlocked, and the back door was unlocked, he said.
Alexander said the officers did identify themselves.
Shortly after that, within a matter of moments, gunfire took place, he said. During this gunfire, a dog was shot and killed inside a residence.
The homeowner and a DeKalb police officer were both shot in the leg.
The officer is critical. He lost a lot of blood, Alexander said. The homeowner, who was struck in the leg, is also at the hospital as well.
The police chief said details about how the shooting broke out are under investigation. He said he could not confirm whether one or multiple officers fired shots.
A lot has yet to be determined here as to what and when shots were fired how the officer received injuries, how the homeowner received injuries, Alexander said.
But we did respond to the wrong resident here tonight. And then these other circumstances unfolded.
The police chief said he decided to turn the case over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to ensure an independent probe.
He said all three of the officers who were at the scene will be placed on administrative leave.
Don't shoot my dawg and we csn talk before going George Hitcho...
The POTUS have declaired that the cops can make up law on the spot. You, however are required to lnow all of the law. Kool....
Good one. How long have you been saving that? Getting in so quick like that?
A disgruntled drug informant is getting even with someone.
A "black lives matter" set up.
Well, they’ll have to work it a lot harder-next door neighbor states homeowner was “un-armed” when the Keystone cops entered the residence. Homeowner was shot from behind in leg whilst running out the back door from what he thought was a home invasion. Cop that was shot by fellow cop is still hospitalized in stable condition. Homeowner was treated and released.
This per 10 o’clock Atlanta news...
Poodle or pitibull, dogs are fair game to the Po-po.
From earlier... they had no address, just a street... it was cookie cutter houses, they thought it was a likely one...
The home owner might win the tax recipient lottery, but the (in this case bungling) cops will keep their jobs.
I find it odd that the dispatcher did not ask the person the address. The caller just can’t say the color of the house. I wonder if the caller is a foreigner (not the band).
911 call from a cell phone...
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It was likely called in by someone driving by using their cell phone. They had little to no idea where they were and were miles away before the call even dispatched.
We run calls all the time where they cannot even tell you which direction they are headed or what city they are in.
Its an easy fix: when calls with little to no information like that come in the police should just ignore all of them. Quit responding. Let homeowners and citizens fend for themselves at all costs because the police are unsure which residence they should respond too. If the threat is real then (Oh Well) at least they didnt shoot a dog or the wrong person.
Gee, I wonder if they also receive training on PROPER, civil procedure?
For instance, couldn't they have put one cop at the front door and one at the back, then knock?
Heck, you could wind up in the wrong Levittown. There’s one in New York and one in Pennsylvania.
You try and stay under the radar and you’re not even safe in your own house.
Cops spend all that time getting dolled up in their fantasy gear. They just have to kill something to make it seem worthwhile.
Poor pooches' families cannot sue you.............
Good idea. Expect homeowers to defend their property. Call for the cops to write up the report.
From what I read elsewhere, a woman in the residence called 911 during the shooting. Maybe the guy's wife. A hard telephone line will pinpoint the residence. The original caller called from a cell phone but didn't give an address, and he heard the gunfire down the block from where he called it in. Seems to me that the cops should have found the original caller first and obtained more information before acting like idiots barging into just anyone's house.
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