Philadelphia Police Officer Forced To Shoot Attacking Dog

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A police officer was forced to shoot a dog after the animal apparently attacked him in Northeast Philadelphia Monday morning.

The incident happened at about 8:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of Unity Street in the city’s Frankford section.

According to police, a 15th District officer discharged his weapon at a pit bull after the dog attacked him.

The officer suffered a hand injury and was taken to a local hospital to be treated and later released.

The injuries suffered by the dog are reportedly not life-threatening.

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  1. evelyn barksdale says:

    philly’s stupidest at it again . broke into the the wrong house. the dog was protectecting his home. glad this yahoo didn’t shoot a person. i feel sorry for the dog and family. this is why some people shouldn’t have guns. heard this on the news tonight.



  3. taliangrrl says:

    there was no need for a leash since the dog was in the house and it was the officer that let the dog out of the house!!!! people shouldn’t comment at all if they don’t know the whole story….

    1. Lee says:

      Also, that the officer was YELLING at the owner before he was attacked, to get the dog back in the house or he would shoot it. The dog was not aggressive until the yelling started. And, that the officer had to shoot with his left hand because the dog had him by his right hand.

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  5. Pibble Mommy 08010 says:

    Chris what the hell do you mean read the whole story before commenting?? It is all of approx 6 sentences long ! Shame on me, shame on you. Seems just about every time I read about a “pit bull” attack locally they are in Philly. And by the way until you SEE a picture of the dog don’t go by their report that it was a pit bull. The last dog they shot and killed in the sidewalk was an American Bulldog. Sorry you were offended Sonny. My generalization was not meant to offend. You “Philly people” are so sensitive hahahahaha

  6. sonny45 says:

    oops forgot to add ‘on a leash’

    1. Pibble Mommy 08010 says:

      I knew what you meant LOL

  7. sonny45 says:

    well pibble mommy NOT EVERYBODY in PHILLY thinks that way. i always walk my dogs and MOST people i see do as well. this may have been more a case where the dog got loose from a yard.

    1. Chris says:

      Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! And by the way (just in case anyone was wondering), the dog and officer are both fine. Must have been a really slow news day.

  8. Pibble Mommy 08010 says:

    Jean – apparently people in Philly don’t think they need their dog on a leash. As for what was the officer supposed to do, I have no clue.

    1. Chris says:

      Jean~ I do not mean to sound rude, but you were not there. Therefore, you have no right to comment on something of which you have no more information about, other than a blurb of a news report. I am by no means saying that the officer was wrong but a “leash” had absolutely NOTHING to do with it. Perhaps you should THINK before you feel the need to make irrelevant comments. Especially, when use generalities such as “people in Philly”. Shame on you :(

      1. Chris says:

        So sorry, The above reply was directed at Pibble.

  9. Jean says:

    why wasnt the dog on a leash! What was the officer supposed to do

    1. Chris says:

      You should really get the entire story before you post comments or ask questions like this. Thank you.

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