On August 13, 2012, a homeless man appeared to be having a seizure at East 14th Street and Second Avenue in New York, was laying unconscious when a police officer shot his Pit Bull.
The dog was unleashed but protecting his owner. The cops were surrounding the man, trying to rouse him by kicking him when the dog became angered and defensive.
According to witnesses, the dog was merely protecting his owner when the cop shot him in the head. The dog attempted to limp away, but collapsed in the road, and blood began oozing from his head.
Alan Crosby, a witness to the attack said, “If you kick the dog’s owner, the dog is obviously going to attack.”
The dog survived the shooting but he does not have a good prognosis as to his survival. He is being cared for by an East Harlem vet.