Mid Year Results: U.S.

Police and Citizen Shootings of Pit Bulls 2009

Mid Year Results 2009
Year Month Shots Fired Pit Bulls Killed Police Fire Citizen Fire Bite Injury Bullet Injury Police Victim Citizen Victim Fatal Attack

2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 Total

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Summary and Discussion

Fatal Attack

In a 6-month period (January to June 2009), 194 media reports were recorded that involved pit bulls and their mixes shot for public safety reasons by U.S. law enforcement officers and citizens. Of the total number of incidents, 362 bullets were fired and 173 pit bulls were killed. 84 people suffered pit bull bite injury in these incidents as well. Of these victims, 82% (69) were citizens and 18% (15) were law enforcement officers. In two of these occurrences, the bite injury resulted in death including: Leonard Lovejoy Jr., 11-months old (Eastpointe, MI) and Izaiah Gregory Cox, 7-months old (San Antonio, TX). Eight people suffered bullet injury in these incidents. Of these victims, 75% (6) were citizens and 25% (2) were law enforcement officers.

States with the highest number of shootings included: Texas (22), California (17), Florida (15), Tennessee (13) and Ohio (12). The findings also show that firearm intervention may have prevented at least five deaths by a pit bull mauling. These victims included: Duane Vanlanham, 48 (Buena Vista Township, MI), Derrick Benton, 25 (Jeffersonville, KY) and Jane Doe, 13 (Gallipolis, OH). In the life altering attacks involving Shaylee Crosson, 3 (Bonham, TX) and Faith Guelde, 8 (Lookout Mountain, GA), each offending pit bull was reportedly dead prior to authorities arriving. Though it is unknown if these pit bulls were killed by a firearm, the intervention with deadly weaponry is near certain.

Citizen Eastpointe, MI San Antonio, TX

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Bullet Injury Citizen Police Caldwell County, NC Memphis, TN Milwaukee, WI 6 2

Note: The Mid Year Results are preliminary and may be subject to revision at the end of 2009 when the DogsBite.org 12-month report, "U.S. Police and Citizen Shootings of Pit Bulls 2009" is complete.

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"2-year-old, Daleville Police officer bit by dog," TCMnet, February 10, 2009 (www.tmcnet.com) Mark Harrison, "Dog attacks mailman, officers," The Times-Journal, June 15, 2009 (www.times-journal.com) Amy Sherrill, "Fort Smith Police Officer Shoots Pit Bull," Times Record, June 5, 2009 (www.swtimes.com) "Police Shoot Attacking Dogs at Meth Lab," MyEyewitnessNews, March 17, 2009 (myeyewitnessnews.com) Jon Johnson, "Group of pit bulls attack cows, kill calf near Pima," Eastern Arizona Courier, January 26, 2009 (www.eacourier.com) Jennifer Thomas, "Deputy shoots dog after it attacks 2 in Bagdad," AZ Family, June 5, 2009 (www.azfamily.com) Jennifer Thomas, "Pit bull that attacked boy found dead in river bed," AZ Family, June 23, 2009 (www.azfamily.com) Jackee Coe, "Pit bull shot as it charged at Goodyear officer," AZCentral, March 10, 2009 (www.azcentral.com) "80-yr-old attacked by pit bull; Dog shot by police," AZ Family, June 26, 2009 (www.azfamily.com) "Deputy shoots pit bull in Altadena," Pasadena Star-News, March 19, 2009 (www.pasadenastarnews.com) "Police shooting in Claremont this morning," Claremont Insider (Blog), January 31, 2009 (claremontca.blogspot.com) Glen Klien, "Fairfax police sergeant shoots charging pitbull," Marin Independent Journal, May 22, 2009 (www.marinij.com) "Deputy shoots pit bull twice," Breaking News Team, March 20, 2009 (people.bakersfield.com) "Dogs attacking people at Antelope Valley High shot by deputies," Contra Costa Times, February 18, 2009 (www.contracostatimes.com) Christee Lemons, "Pit bull killed after attack in Montclair," San Bernardino County Sun, June 29, 2009 (www.sbsun.com) Tim Reid, "Phenix City Police Officer Shoots Dog," WRBL, March 10, 2009 (www.wrbl.com) "Police forced to shoot, kill dog," Redlands Daily Facts, June 10, 2009 (www.redlandsdailyfacts.com) Pauline Repard, "S.D. officer shoots pit bull that had bitten colleague," Union Tribune, January 9, 2009 (www3.signonsandiego.com) Jacqui Nguyen, "Pit Bull Shot During Walk with Owner," Fox 5 San Diego, April 23, 2009 (www.fox5sandiego.com) Jim Knowles, "Nightmare on Beatrice Street Police storm house, shoot dog, due to anonymous phone call," San Leandro Times, June 18, 2009 (www.sanleandrotimes.com) Andrea Woodhouse, "San Pedro man shoots pit bull that attacked cat," DailyBreeze.com, April 16, 2009 (www.dailybreeze.com) Denisse Salazar, "Man arrested in threatening to kill neighbors," OCRegister.com, June 12, 2009 (ocregister.com) "Santa Rosa Police Shoot Dog During Investigation," CBS5.com, June 19, 2009 (www.cbs5.com) "University City Residents Warned of Dog," KFMB-TV April 3, 2009 (www.cbs8.com) Chris Nichols, "VALLEY CENTER: Three dogs shot, killed on reservation," North County Times, April 27, 2009 (www.northcountytimes.com) Glenda Anderson, "Pit bull shot during Willits pot raid," The Press Democrate, June 11, 2009 (www.pressdemocrat.com) "Officers Attacked By Group Of Pit Bulls," WFSB Hartford, February 22, 2009 (www.wfsb.com) "Woman Survives Attack By Two Pit Bulls," KOAT Alburquerque, May 15, 2009 (www.koat.com) "DELAWARE: Trooper shoots dog while attempting to arrest fleeing suspect," The Daily Times, June 14, 2009 (www.delmarvanow.com) "Pit bull shot during police raid," Philadelphia News, May 20, 2009 (abclocal.go.com) "Hernando deputy kills charging dog while making an arrest," St. Petersburg Times, May 4, 2009 (blogs.tampabay.com) Elizabeth Alvarez,"ONLY ON FOX: Woman shares pit bull horrors," Fox 35 News, Mary 18, 2009 (myfoxorlando.com) Rafael A. Oimeda, "Lauderdale cop shoots pit bull while trying to catch suspect," SunSentinal.com, April 8, 2009 (www.sun-sentinel.com) Megan O'Matz, "Fort Lauderdale man pries open jaws of dog attacking little girl," Sun Sentinel, June 26, 2009 (www.sun-sentinel.com) Lyda Longa, "Holly Hill officer shoots killer pit bull," News-Journal, February 17, 2009 (www.news-journalonline.com) Macollive Jean-Francois, "Police officer shoots pit bull in Hollywood," MiamiHerald.com, May 19, 2009 (www.miamiherald.com) Steve Patterson, "Police shoot pit bull that attacked Westside owner," News Jacksonville, February 16, 2009 (www.jacksonville.com) Kimberly Chapin, "Pit Bull Shot, Killed After Attacking Children," CBS4, February 22, 2009 (cbs4.com) "Sheriff's deputy shoots dog that charged, police say," The Jackson Sun, February 19, 2009 (www.jacksonsun.com) Lisa Cilli, "Miami Officer Kills Pit Bull After Being Attacked," CBS News 4, April 24, 2009 (www.cbs4.com)

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North Fort Myers Orange County Osteen St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Fulton County Hephzibah Lookout Mountain Macon Milton Rome Sumter County Warner Robins Kapahulu Council Bluffs Des Moines Meridian Nampa Aurora Champaign Chicago Chicago Heights Orland Park Park Forest Rockford Elkhart Fort Wayne Greensburg Indianapolis Indianapolis Madison County New Albany Jeffersonville Bossier City Marrero St. Charles Parish Charles County Edgewater Glasglow Battle Creek

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Dennis Culver, "Lee County deputy shoots dog after attack at North Fort Myers home," The News-Press, June 3, 2009 (www.news-press.com) "Deputy Shoots Pit Bull While Serving Warrant," WFTV, January 10, 2009 (www.wftv.com) "Man Shoots, Kills Family Pit Bulls After Wife, Daughter Attacked," Click Orlando, February 16, 2009 (www.clickorlando.com) Emily Nipps, "Pinellas deputy, owner differ on why he shot chow-pit bull mix," TampaBay.com, January 30, 2009 (www.tampabay.com) Brant James, "St. Petersburg cop shoots, wounds pit bull that charges him during arrest," St. Petersburg Times, June 23, 2009 (www.tampabay.com) Sarah Rice, "Fulton County horse attacked by 2 pit bulls," WSBT, March 27, 2009 (www.wsbt.com) Paige Tucker, "Hephzibah Man Shoots Pit Bull Mix," WJBF News, February 9, 2009 (www.wjbf.com) "Pit Bull Attacks Walker County Girl," WCRB TV, June 12, 2009 (www.wrcbtv.com) Amy Leigh Womack, "Macon officer shoots, kills aggressive dog," Macon.com, January 27, 2009 (www.macon.com) Doug Nurse, "Milton cop shoots charging pit bull," AJC.com, April 3, 2009 (www.ajc.com) Kevin Myrick, "Officer charged by pit bull," RN-T.com, April 9 2009 (romenews-tribune.com) "Man shoots neighbor’s dogs to protect his cat," Americus Times-Recorder, March 24, 2009 (www.americustimesrecorder.com) Becky Purser, "WR officer shoots dog to death," The Sun News, May 19, 2009 (www.macon.com) "Dog shot after biting police officer," The Star Bulletin, January 15, 2009 (www.starbulletin.com) "Police Raid Business, Kill Dog," KETV 7, March 19, 2009 (www.ketv.com) "Des Moines pit bull handler charged in attack on neighbor," The Des Moines Register, June 9, 2009 (www..desmoinesregister.com) "Pit bull shot, killed by Ada County deputies," KTVB.com, June 29, 2009 (www.ktvb.com) "Officers attacked by two dogs; one was shot, killed in Nampa," Idaho Statesman, May 25, 2009 (www.idahostatesman.com) Matt Hanley, "Aurora officer shoots, kills charging pit bull," Beacon News, June 30, 2009 (www.suburbanchicagonews.com) Jenny Gastwirth, "Pit Bull Attack," WCIA 3 News, June 2, 2009 (www.illiinoishomepage.com) "Dog killed after attack on couple," abc7Chicago, March 12, 2009 (abclocal.go.com) Becky Schlikerman, "Family angry after police shoot dog," The SouthtownStar, May 18, 2009 (www.southtownstar.com) "Orland Park man fatally shoots neighbor's pit bull," Chicago Tribune, January 29, 2008 (www.chicagotribune.com) Gary Kopycinski, "Police Shoot Charging Dog," eNews Park Forest, May 11, 2009 (enewspf.com) Dani Maxwell, "Officer shoots pit bull when dog attacks," WREX Channel 13, May 29, 2009 (www.wrex.com) "Aggressive dogs killed," Elkhart Truth Newspaper, March 11, 2009 (www.etruth.com) Aaron Organ, "Shooting early today; suspect in custody," News-Sentinel, May 8, 2009 (www.news-sentinel.com) Elizabeth Bailey, "Pit Bulls Still Prove Problematic For City," Greensburg Daily News, March 25, 2009 (www.greensburgdailynews.com) Amber Sterns, "Woman Injured in Pit Bull Attack," WIBC 93.1 FM, June 3, 2009 (www.wibc.com) "Pit bull killed after scaring neighborhood," Indianapolis Star, June 16, 2009 (www.indystar.com) Shawn McGrath, "Pit bull killed after wounding officer," The Herald Bulletin, April 1, 2009 (www.theheraldbulletin.com) "Dog Shot, Killed By New Albany Police," WLKY, April 1, 2009 (www.wlky.com) Andy Cunningham, "Dog Mauls Four In Montgomery County Home," WKTY 27 Newsfirst, May 4, 2009 (www.wkty.com) "Officer shoots pit bull in Bossier City," WDAM TV, Hattiesburg, MS, February 12, 2009 (wdam.com) "Man shoots Pit Bulls who were attacking his dog," WWLTV, April 9, 2009 (www.wwwltv.com) Susan Edwards, "Dog owner claims excessive force after dog shot in face," WWLTV, June 12, 2009 (www.wwltv.com) "Officer Kills Dog While Evicting Tenant ," WUSA9, March 20, 2009 (www.wusa9.com) "Police: 3 Injured By Pit Bull," WBAL TV, March 25, 2009 (www.wbaltv.com) "Police: Man who fled during Glasgow drug bust is captured," The News Journal, May 21, 2009 (www.delawareonline.com) "Dogs shot by police after attacking woman," Battle Creek Enquirer, March 10, 2009 (www..battlecreekenquirer.com)

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Battle Creek Buena Vista Canton Detroit Detroit Eastpointe Livonia Oak Park Ocean Springs Saginaw Minneapolis St. Pauls Columbia Sikeston Wyaconda Jackson Raymond Kalispell Caldwell County Charlotte Farmville Greenville McCook McCook Oak Park South Harrison Trenton Trenton Trenton Taos County Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas Auburn Brooklyn Buffalo Nesconset Canton Columbus Dayton

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"Police and Fire Report," BattleCreek Enquirer.com, April 7, 2009 (www.battlecreekenquirer.com) "Man, Woman Injured In Multiple Dog Attack," WNEM.com, March 5, 2009 (www.wnem.com) Monica Hernandez, "Jackson MS: Police officer shoots, kills family pet," WLBT March 17, 2009 (www.wlbt.com) "Officer Hurt Following Pit Bull Attack," MyFoxDetroit, January 2, 2009 (www.myfoxdetroit.com Christy Arboscello, "16-year-old attacked by pit bulls in Detroit," Detroit Free Press, March 21, 2009 (www.freep.com) Christina Hall, "Baby mauled to death by his family's pit bull," Detroit Free Press, April 23, 2009, (www.freep.com) Ken Abramczyk, "Officer shoots pit bull in self-defense," HometownLife.com, April 23, 2009 (www.hometownlife.ocm) Kimberly Craig, "Police Hunt For Pit Bull In Oak Park," 7 Action News, February 9, 2009 (www.wxyz.com) Barbara Baker, "Police shoot attacking pit bull," Sun Herald, February 23, 2009 (www.sunherlad.com) Mary Ullmer, "Unleashed: Was neighborhood watch president justified in shooting pit bull?" Grand Rapids Press, June 26, 2009 (www.mlive.com) "Police Shoot, Kill 2 Dogs During Suspect Foot Chase," MyFox9 News, May 3, 2009 (www.myfoxtwincities.com) Mara Gottfried, "Police kill 3 pit bulls, find drugs in raid on gang in St. Paul's North End," TwinCities.com, April 23, 2009 (www.twincities.com) Joe Meyer, "Police kill pit bull that bit man outside Kohl’s," Columbia Daily Tribune, April 29, 2009 (www.columbiatribune.com) "Officer attacked by dog during Sikeston drug arrest," KAIT 8 News, April 2, 2009 (www.kait8.com) "Two Vicious Dogs Killed During Attack on Livestock," Memphis Democrat," January 22, 2009 (memphisdemocrat.com) "Dog shot after saving family from fire," WLBT, January 28, 2009 (www.wlbt.com) "HCC Officer Kills Pit Bull On Raymond Campus," 16 ABC, June 19, 2009 (www.wapt.com) Keriann Lynch, "Kalispell Officers Kill Pit Bull After Attack," Flathead Beacon, June 19, 2009 (www.flatheadbeacon.com) Cleve Wootson, "Feud ends in gunfire: 1 killed, 4 hurt," Charlotte Observer, May 28, 2009 (charlotteobserver.com) Mario Roland, "Dog euthanized after pit bull attack," WCNC, January 14, 2009 (www.wcnc.com) Jim Niedelman, "Deputy Kills Dog While Investigating Mobile Home Park Shooting," WNCT, June 23, 2009 (www.wnct.com) Paul Alongi, "Greenville deputy kills two pit bulls," Greenville Online, April 22, 2009 (www.greenvilleonline.com) "Police forced to put down three pit bulls," McCook Daily Gazette, June 18, 2009 (www.mccookgazette.com) "Police forced to put down three pit bulls," McCook Daily Gazette, June 18, 2009 (www.mccookgazette.com) Tim Hudson, "BREAKING NEWS: BPD officer shoots vicious dog in Oak Park," Examiner Enterprise, May 7, 2009 (www.examiner-enterprise.com) Jim Six, "One dog killed, one wounded in attack on miniature horses in South Harrison Township," NJ.com, May 11, 2009 (www.nj.com) Alex Zdan, "Pit bull shot after attacking poodle," NJ.com, February 26, 2009 (www.nj.com) "Officer kills pit bull after it kills another dog," NJ.com, March 25, 2009 (www.nj.com) SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN, "Cop shoots pit bull, drug perp escapes," The Trentonian, April 4, 2009 (www.trentonian.com) Bruce Daniels, "Pit Bull Killed After Livestock Deaths," ABQ Journal, March 3, 2009 (www.abqjournal.com) "Family dog killed during Las Vegas police pursuit," KTNV, February 6, 2009 (www.ktnv.com) "Pit bull attack at local gas station," KVBC News 3, May 12, 2009 (www.kvbc.com) "Two pit bulls killed by police," KTNV ABC, Channel 13, May 31, 2009 (www.ktnv.com) "APD shoots dog after it attacks girl, another dog," AuburnPub, May 25, 2009 (www.auburnpub.com) Kerry Burke, "Cops shoot pit bull on roof of Brooklyn housing project," Daily News, NY Crime, June 9, 2009 (www.nydailynews.com) Jenny Rizzo, "Two Dogs Shot During Raid," WKBW, March 29, 2009 (www.wkbw.com) "NYPD officer shoots pit bull mix as it charges him," Newsday.com, March 19, 2009 (www.newsday.com) "Police shoot pit bull, arrest man for threatening neighbors," CantonRep.com, June 15, 2009 (www.cantonrep.com) "Man Shoots Pit Bull Attacking Teen," WBNS 10-TV, June 19, 2009 (www.10tv.com) "Police Shoot Dog Dead," ABC 22 News, March 12, 2009 (abc.daytonsnewssource.com)

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"Citation issued to owner of loose pit bull," Cops and Courts Morning Journal, May 20, 2009 (www.morningjournal.com) "Police: 13-Year Old Mauled by Pit Bulls, Dogs Killed," WSAZ, January 26, 2009 (www.wsaz.com) "Officer shoots, kills pit bull that attacked another dog," The Morning Journal, January 19, 2009 (www.morningjournal.com) "Man shoots pit bull after it bites woman," Chronicle Telegram, May 12, 2009 (www.chroniclet.com) "Local evening headlines: Fostoria Focus, Fort Meigs, Cooper Tire, pit bull killed..." ABC 13, March 19, 2009 (abclocal.go.com) Ed Runyan, "Warren cops kill 3 dogs that attacked 10-year-old," Vindy, May 13, 2009 (www.vindy.com) "Youngstown police shoot another dog," Tribune Chronicle, May 1, 2009 (www.tribtoday.com) "2:30 p.m.: Police shoot Pit Bull," Tribune Chronicle, May 19, 2009 (www.tribtoday.com) Kathy Thompson, "Pit bull that bit nine-year-old shot," Zanesville Times Recorder, February 25, 2009 (www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com) Burt Mummolo, "Dog Owner Upset Pet Was Killed By Officers," NewsChannel8, May 7, 2009 (www.ktul.com) "LPD shoots vicious dog," KSOW 7 News, June 29, 2009 (www.kswo.com) "Dog Shot, Killed After Attacking OKC Girl," KOCOA 5, April 30, 2009 (www.koco.com) "Albany police officer shoots, kills dog," Democrat Herald, May 28, 2009 (www.democratherald.com) "Police Officer Shoots Pit Bull After Pair Attack Dogs," February 15, 2009, The Salem News, (www.salem-news.com) "Police Blotter," Illinois Valley News Vo. 72 No. 11, May 27, 2009 (www.illinois-valley-news.com) Associated Press, "Salem officer kills dog lunging at him," KGW.com, January 1, 2009 (www.kgw.com) "Police dog hurt after man is arrested," Statesman Journal, May 9, 2009 (www.statesmanjournal.com) Linda Reilly, "U.D. police taser, shoot pit bull during drug search," Daily Times, January 13, 2009 (www.delcotimes.com) "Police Forced To Taser, Shoot Dog That Attacked Owner," WPXI Pittsburg, May 19, 2009 (www.wpxi.com) Cindy Stauffer, "Cop shoots approaching dog in head; owner upset," LancasterOnline.com, June 1, 2009 (www.lancasteronline.com) "Police Shoot Pit Bull, Save Collie In Dog Fight," WPXI Pittsburgh, May 31, 2009 (www.wpxi.com) "RI man shoots pit bull attacking another dog," WBZ News Radio, May 20, 2009 (hosted.ap.org) Shawn McGrath, "Pit bull killed after wounding officer," The Herald Bulletin, April 1, 2009 (www.theheraldbulletin.com) "Man found guilty in pit bull attack," Charleston.net, February 3, 2009 (www.charleston.net) "Pit bull shot after charging Rock Hill police," The Herald, April 27, 2009 (www.heraldonline.com) "Deputy kills stray pit bull attacking resident's dog," Murfeeboro Post, April 8, 2009 (www.murfreesboropost.com) Stephen McLamb, "Campbell County woman attacked by pit bulls," VolunteerTV.com, March 11, 2009 (www.volunteertv.com) "Chattanooga: Police officer cut, man Tased, pit bull shot and killed," TimesFreePress, March 5, 2009 (timesfreepress.com) "2 pit bulls die after being shot," Chattanooga Times, April 21, 2009 (www.timesfreepress.com) Tavia Green, "Cat attack report leads to shooting death of dog," The Leaf-Chronicle, January 12, 2009 (www.theleafchronicle.com) Tavia Green, "Man shoots pit bull 7 times with shotgun," The Leaf Chronicle, January 15, 2009 (www.theleafchronicle.com) "8-year-old bitten by dogs; owner cited," Jackson Sun, January 26, 2009 (www.jacksonsun.com) Kacie Breeding, "Kingsport police, dog owner at odds over shooting of dog," Kingsport Times, June 22, 2009 (www.timesnews.com) Rain Smith, "Kingsport Police shoot pit bull after it traps woman in car, charges officers," Kingsport Times-News, June 29, 2009 (www.timesnews.net) Kelly Hessedal, "72-Year-Old Mauled By Pit Bulls Recovering At The Med," WREG, May 20, 2009 (www.wreg.com) "Memphis officer accidentally shoots dog owner in thumb," Jackson Sun, May 26, 2009 (www.jacksonsun.com) "Deputy shoots pit bill that bit him," The Murfreesboro Post, April 23, 2009 (www.murfreesboropost.com) Beverly Majors, "Officer kills pit bull following attack," Oak Ridger, June 2, 2009 (www.oakridger.com) Scott Lawrence, "Police forced to shoot at pit bulldog," KFDM News, January 23, 2009 (www.kfdm.com) Amy Collins, "Pit bull attack results in shooting," Beaumont Enterprise, February, 5, 2009 (www.beaumontenterprise.com)

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City

State

Shots Fired

Pit Bulls Killed

Police Fire

Citizen Fire

Bite Injury

Bullet Injury

Police Victim

Citizen Victim

Fatal Attack

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Beaumont Beaumont Bonham Brenham Chorpus Christi Chorpus Christi Corpus Christi Dallas Duncanville Kileen Lakeway Mineral Wells San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio Tyler Victoria Waco Waco Magna Tooele Culpeper Henry County Vernon Bellingham Bremerton Seattle Skagit County Chippewa Falls Lavalle Madison Milwaukee Inwood

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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 159

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1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1

2

2

1 2

1 2 1

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1

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1

2

2

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2 1 173

2 36 1 84 8 17

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Citation

02/11/09 02/17/09 06/20/09 01/15/09 04/21/09 04/27/09 06/10/09 01/08/09 04/04/09 01/11/09 01/29/09 06/10/09 03/27/09 03/31/09 04/11/09 05/05/09 06/19/09 01/12/09 01/06/09 01/26/09 01/01/09 04/09/09 02/10/09 03/06/09 06/03/09 02/11/09 04/30/09 03/26/09 01/15/09 05/28/09 02/14/09 04/30/09 05/27/09 06/27/09 Total

Bryan Rupp, "Beaumont Cop Shoots Dog Four Times," KBMT 12, February 11, 2009 (www.kbmt12.com) Jessica Holloway, "Pit bulldog shot, man injured after dog fight," KFDM News, February 17, 2009 (www.kfdm.com) Allen Rich, "Fannin County child remains in critical condition following a near-fatal attack by a pit bull," North Texas E-News, June 20, 2009 (ntxe-news.com) Alan Nieschwietz, "Man, 49, attacked by dogs out of hospital," Banner Press, January 15, 2009 (www.brenhambanner.com) "Police shoot pit bull that attacked some children," KRISTV.com, April 21, 2009 (www.kristv.com) "Officer Fires Gun At Dog," KIII TV3, April 27, 2009 (www.kiiitv.com) "Man May Face Charges For Shooting Pit Bull," KRISTV.com, June 10, 2009 (www.kristv.com) Scott Goldstein, "Dallas police officer shoots, kills pit bull in McKinney," Dallas News, January 8, 2009 (crimeblog.dallasnews.com) "Police Officers Kill Pit Bull After It Attacks Two Adults," News Radio 1420 KJDL, April 4, 2009 (newsradio1420.com) Victor O'Brian, "Killeen man faces charges after killing attacking dog," Killeen Daily Herald, January 11, 2009 (www.kdhnews.com) Erin Cargile, "Pack of dogs attack, kill farm animals," Austin News, January 29, 2009 (www.kxan.com) Mark Engebretson, "Mineral Wells officer shoots pit," Lake Country Sun, June 10, 2009 (.lakecountrysun.com) Greg Schwartz, "SAPD pot raid kills dog, nets all of ten pounds," San Antonio Current, March 27, 2009 (www.sacurrent.com) Eva Ruth Moravec, "7-month-old boy dies from dog attack," MySA News, March 31, 2009 (www.mysanantonio.com) Eva Ruth Moravec,"Police fatally shoot pit bull," MySA News, April 11, 2009 (www.mysanantonio.com) Demond Fernandez, "Pit-bull dog shot after attacking another dog," WOAI.com, May 5, 2009 (www.woai.com) Morgan Chesky, "Woman saves five-year-old from dog attack," KSLA News, June 19, 2009 (www.ksla.com) Leslie, Wilber, "Aggressive dog shot," Victoria Advocate, January 12, 2009 (www.victoriaadvocate.com) Erin Quinn and Van Darden, "POLICE NEWS: Waco police officer shoots out-of-control dog," WacoTribune, January 6, 2009 (www.wacotrib.com) "Officer Kills Dog While Police Serve Search Warrant," KWTX, January 26, 2009 (www.kwtx.com) Lindsay Whitehurst, "Police: Magna man justified in pit bull shooting," Salt Lake Tribune, January 1, 2008 (www.sltrib.com) Nicole Gonzales, "Charges unlikely in shooting that killed pit bulls," KSL TV, April 9, 2009 (www.ksl.com) "Pit bull killed after attacking residents, police," The Star Exponent, February 10, 2009 (www.starexponent.com) Candice Nelson, "Pit bull attacks boy, deputy shoots dog," WSLS, March 6, 2009 (www.wsls.com) "Police probe dog shooting," Brattleboro Reformer, June 3, 2009 (www.reformer.com) Isabelle Dills, "Farmer shoots pit bull after ducks attacked; dog owner blames coyotes," The Bellingham Herald, February 11, 2009 (www.bellinghamherald.com) "Bullets don’t phase pit bull," Bremerton Patriot, April 30, 2009 (www.pnwlocalnews.com) Casey McNerthney, "Police shoot pit bull in West Seattle," Seattle PI, Seattle 911 Blog, March 26, 2009 (blog.seattlepi.com) Paul Shukovsky, "16 arrested in Skagit Co. drug trafficking ring," SeattlePI.com, January 1, 2009 (seattlepi.nwsource.com) "Local Briefs: Police kill dog during drug raids," Leader Telegram Online, May 28, 2009 (www.leadertelegram.com) "Wis. woman kicked in face by horse spooked by dog," Chicago Tribune, February 14, 2009 (www.chicagotribune.com) "Madison police officer fires shot at aggressive pit bull," Wisconsin State Journal, April 30, 2009 (www.madison.com) "2 Dogs Killed, 1 Man Injured In Police-Involved Shooting," WISN Milwaukie, May 27, 2009 (www.wisn.com) Sarah Hopkins, "Inwood Man Recovering from Pit Bull Attack," Your4State.com, June 27, 2009 (www.your4state.com)

Note: The double McCook, Nebraska citation involves 2 separate pit bull shooting incidents. Therefore, it was counted twice. Note: The May 11 South Harrison incident involved both a police and citizen shooter. Note: The June 23 El Mirage incident involved a pit bull found shot dead on a riverbank. The animal had attacked a 3-year old two days earlier. Note: The May 28 Caldwell County incident started after a man shot and killed a pit bull that killed his cat and had bitten his children in the past.

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