Man who shot dogs attacking boy could face weapons charges

Published On February 25, 2013 | By CopBlock | Articles

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A D.C. man who shot a pit bull that was attacking a child might end up facing charges as police investigate whether he legally owned the gun. The man said he saw three pit bulls attacking a boy and rushed into his house to retrieve a gun. He shot and killed one of the dogs, and the sound of the gunfire attracted a nearby police officer, who shot the other two dogs. Illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition is punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to a year in prison. The boy suffered severe lacerations in the attack, according to police

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  • Wicked Vet

    Great cops shoot dogs for no reason at all and are justified cause they were scared of the dog. A citizen shoots a dog that is attacking a child and the police have to harrass him. That will teach those pesky citizens from stepping in again.

  • Wicked Vet

    Oh wait I can already here the citizen haters saying what a double standard it is. How they can’t ignore the law. How we want everything and nothing at the same time. blah blah blah bs

  • Common Sense

    The only reason its news is because either the neighor or the cop, shot the boy in the ankle during the incident.

  • Wicked Vet

    Yep they are going to charge the hero if they can just to teach us all to stay out of it. They would rather have a dead kid then a man with an unregistered weapon. Of course the owner of the dogs got punished, he was fined $175, hopefully after I am sure is going to be a hefty criminal case the owner will have to pay for the medical bills, except the ankle. Hope they find out that the cop shot his ankle. I am sure that this will bring upon the care about some laws and not others, but that is right, sometimes better judgement should prevail. No one but the cops want to press charges on the hero. No victim, no crime.

  • BluEyeDevil

    UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS ARE NOT LAWS, GUN REGISTRATION, RESTRICTION, IMPLEMENTATION AND CONFISCATION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND NONE OF US SHOULD COMPLY. IF YOU DO, DO NOT CRY WHEN THEY ROUND YOU UP AND SHOOT YOU IN A DITCH. THIS GUY IS A HERO. I WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING. TAKE IT JURY TRIAL AND HE WILL WIN, THEN SUE THE DEPARTMENT FOR VIOLATING YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS, FALSE IMPRISONMENT AND LOSS OF LIBERTY. THE CONSTITUTION IS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND AND SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED BY ANY FEDERAL, STATE, MUNICIPALITY, CITY, BUROUGH, VILLAGE, OR COUNTY LAW……………..

  • Common Sense

    If it shown that the wound to the boys ankle was as a result from the neighbor, he’ll be charged.

    DC is federal court, not state. Feds tend not to have a sense of humor.

  • Silvestri

    Well, they have weapons charge. With all the controversy surrounding gun laws there isn’t any choice.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    Ignore the cops blasting away at Chihuahua puppies for no reason, then crash down on the citizen shooting a dog in the act of attacking a person. Classic.

    POLICE OFFICER RAPES A THREE MONTH OLD INFANT AND A ONE YEAR OLD CHILD!

    When you see common sense, t., underoath, psosgt and all the other shills spew their boot-licking propaganda here on Cop Block, remember, THIS IS WHO THEY ARE, THIS IS WHAT THEY STAND FOR, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DEFEND!

    Wichita KS police officer Officer Joseph T. McGill, 28, was convicted today of committing a sexual act on a 3-month-old child and a 1-year-old child. Officer McGill pleaded guilty in January 2012 in an unrelated case to sexual battery while on duty as a police officer and was sentenced to three years probation. Those charges stemmed from separate incidents in November 2010 and February 2011. The judge set sentencing for March 1.
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    http://www.kansas.com/2013/01/24/2649372/former-police-officer-convicted.html

  • Shay

    He should’ve shot the dog’s owner while he was at it. Put Bulls are great dogs, is the owners that are the problem.

    Ironic, they’re going after a responsible gun owner. Don’t they have actual criminals to catch?