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Cop Kills Dog During Raid On Wrong House

House that was supposed to be raided was next door to where the dog lived

A Philadelphia Police officer shot and killed a dog at a West Philadelphia residence he mistook for the target of a drug raid.

The officer entered the wrong home on the 4200 block of Pennsgrove Street Wednesday night when a dog in the house bit the officer on the ankle, according to police. The officer fired his gun four times and killed the dog.

The target house of the drug raid was next door, according to authorities.

The officer who was bitten on the ankle was brought to the Presbyterian Hospital. His condition is not yet known.

By TERESA MASTERSON For NBCPhiladelphia.com

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TheBouchinator
TheBouchinator
10 years ago

“A Philadelphia Police officer shot and killed a dog at a West Philadelphia residence he mistook for the target of a drug raid.”

G damn drug dealing dogs. What happened to the drug pedaling dog next door? Did they get him?

TheBouchinator
TheBouchinator
10 years ago

“A Philadelphia Police officer shot and killed a dog at a West Philadelphia residence he mistook for the target of a drug raid.”

G damn drug dealing dogs. What happened to the drug pedaling dog next door? Did they get him?

Syrabisue
Syrabisue
10 years ago

YOU KILL A PERSON AND GET LIFE…. A POLICEMAN GOES IN THE WRONG HOUSE KILLS A FAMILY PET, IS HE GOING TO GET LIFE? NO BUT THE FAMILY HAS TO LIVE WITHOUT A MEMBER, AND IS THAT O.K.???

Smackmanagement
Smackmanagement
10 years ago

Nothing will happen to the policeman it will be treated as a joke, a pet is part of the family, this is really murder

Shadowwolf32067
Shadowwolf32067
10 years ago

how about blaming the asswipe that fucked up the warrent??since that is usually why officers on scene end up at the wrong house…and as for the officer who shot- drug dealer use dogs as weapons…if it had been the right house and the dog got shot it woulda been the owners fault for training the dog to attack…..the officer did what he was supposed to do -defend himself-but the idiot that sent them to the wrong address is the reason the poor dog is dead

Debbie
Debbie
10 years ago

Sorry, I love dogs but human safety trumps animal attack every time in my book.

Nichole
Nichole
10 years ago
Reply to  Debbie

Of course the dog is going to do what it does, which is protect when a person knocks down the door of it’s home!!..He got bit on the ankle, it’s not like the dog kept on attacking him..so know that wasn’t “human safety” that was the police officer showing his dominance like all other cases I’ve read about of peoples animals being killed because cops believe they have the right to do so. It’s called a superiority complex that needs to be fixed within society..anyone that kills my dog is getting the same treatment in return

Rockwats
Rockwats
10 years ago
Reply to  Debbie

Depends on the Human, Sorry!!n Mike Vic and several others. I doubt many people whould rush to save him. might even trow a few more dogs in.  My condolences to the dogs owners.  He was doing his job, protecting, the cop could have had his gun drawn, but did not need to use that end. hitting the dog would have stopped it. Need boots. A bit of prevention goes a long way.

Gigi
Gigi
10 years ago
Reply to  Debbie

ok so the dog protected a human that he loved and got killed for it. The dog was the humans safety and the officer screwed up. You do not deserve to own a dog. You do not understand what real love and loyalty means. The officer could have been killed for trespassing without cause and the owner would of been justified.

Nikdaisypem
Nikdaisypem
10 years ago

Yeah kill a dog why not…..just cos it’s trying to defend it’s home and family!!!!!!!, if you killed a man for doing that, you’d get prison!!!!!!

Valid251
Valid251
10 years ago
Reply to  Nikdaisypem

No, it would be chalked up as a ligitimate mistake exampe: 91 year old lady killed in raid.

Wrong address, no problem.

Debbie
Debbie
10 years ago

human life does not equal dog life

Nichole
Nichole
10 years ago
Reply to  Debbie

you should just stop talking Debbie.

Gigi
Gigi
10 years ago
Reply to  Debbie

again you do not deserve a dog or an animal for that matter. Life is precious.

Dee
Dee
10 years ago

He shot FOUR times!!!! He shot to KILL!!! He was the only one that went to the WRONG house!!!

judy
judy
10 years ago

The family should sue for the lost of a FAMILY MEMBER!  He didn’t need to shoot 4 times.

Jennifer Kelchner
10 years ago

If I was the owner of the wrong house & it was my dog they killed, the city or county that owns the police department would have HELL to pay & I will make sure of it!!! Rest in peace to that poor dog that died that day. Great job on defending the home dog as you were doing your duty on protecting your family’s home & maybe you knew it was a bad cop & you did not deserve to die like that (nor should any animals have to be hurt or died like that) bad bad bad cop, yes that’s right-you’re a bad cop & a sissy since you only got bite on the ankle & Stupid idiot who f*cked up the warrant as they went to the wrong house. If I read correctly, the poor dog only bite at the ankle & how the hell does that justify for a kill mode from the officer firing the gun 4 times??? I understand some drug dealers trained their dogs to attack, but a bite to the ankle from that dog is considered a warning & obviously not trained to attacked …that cop that busted the door down & killed the dog needs to get his ass of the street into a desk job. Any dogs trained to attack will lunge at you & bite on the face, neck or arm not the ankle to cause serious harm as everyone knows that. I think the police dept. owes the family of the dog a public apology & more. This can’t be tossed away as a simple accident or human error. I hope they go after them & make them pay!

Nievesluis12
Nievesluis12
10 years ago

So the cop thought the dog was the drug dealer? Insane!! Or did just hate animals?

Rob1969
9 years ago

OMG THIS MAKES ME F*CKING FURIOUS!!   If anyone else was home I can only imagine how traumatized they must be!  And they wonder why people hate some cops so much!!!!  I hope like hell they sue the department involved in the case to the fullest!!  DAMMIT!!

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