GUN Deputy Accidentally Shoots, Kills Police Dog

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Deputy Accidentally Shoots, Kills Police Dog
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/16689110/detail.html
    POSTED: 6:15 pm EDT June 23, 2008
    UPDATED: 6:17 pm EDT June 23, 2008

    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Authorities say a Greenville County deputy accidentally shot and killed a police dog pursuing a man suspected of shooting a store clerk.

    A police report says the police dog, Wes, had been released to pursue 26-year-old Antwaun Demarcus Whitmire, but began biting a deputy's leg Monday morning.

    The report says Deputy Chris McAlmont did not realize it was a police dog and fired because he "feared for his safety." McAlmont was treated and released from Greenville Memorial Hospital.

    Lt. Shea Smith says the shooting followed an argument between Whitmire and his girlfriend outside a Greenville convenience store early Monday. Whitmire fired shots after the woman ran in the store and employees locked the man out.

    Store clerk Susan Lambert was shot at least once and was treated and released from the hospital.
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Sucks.
     
  4. Liptonucf

    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    shooting a dog...wow...I think I would have an easier time with a human attacking me.
     
  5. smartypants

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    Deploying a gun on a dog is considered clownshoes around here.

    Anything more than officer presence will get you made fun of.
    OC / baton is plenty.
     
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    so will he be charged with killing an officer like us normal people?

    oh wait thats right
     
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    Not knowing all the details, there a few possible scenarios I can see.

    1) That officer, and maybe all the others in the department, may need a little in-service about working around working dogs. Particularly bite dogs.

    2) The dog did what bite dogs do- they bite people running away from them. Oops.

    3) The handler released the dog in a bad spot, which set up the circumstances of #2 above.

    4) That officer is applying to the ATF, and wanted to put something down that the ATF would really like to see on a resume.

    5) The dog is stupid, and didn't do what he was supposed to.
     

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