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Article posted Nov 12 2012, 5:43 AM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: Associated Press Print

Memphis policeman aiming shotgun at dog shoots, critically wounds fellow officer


MEMPHIS, Tenn. A Memphis officer aiming at an attacking dog accidentally hit and critically wounded a fellow policeman with a shotgun blast while they were searching a home, officials said Friday.

Officer Willie Bryant, 32, was in critical but stable condition at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis on Friday, police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said. Bryant was in intensive care after undergoing surgery on Thursday, Rudolph said.

Bryant, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, and other officers forced their way in to a north Memphis home while executing a high-risk warrant Thursday when the dog came at them. The officer, whose name wasn't released, tried to shoot the dog, but missed and shot Bryant in the back, Rudolph said.

Bryant is part of a multi-jurisdictional gang unit task force that was serving a drug-related warrant at the home. Two men inside the home were arrested and charged with possessing a handgun during attempted commission of a felony, and possessing crack cocaine and marijuana with intent to sell.

[...]Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said the decision to shoot the dog, described as a pit bull breed, was made in a split-second. He laid the blame for the shooting not at the officer, but at those inside the home.

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Anonymous

Posted: Nov 12 2012, 11:00 AM

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98222 so the homeowners will probably get "assaulting an officer"added to the charges because of an idiot cop... great :/
denmason

Posted: Nov 12 2012, 12:10 PM

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"described as a pit bull breed" lol... with the incompetence shown by the pigs today, I'm thinking it was probably a pug. How in the hell could anyone shoot their "buddy" in the back while aimed at a dog? Was dog on stilts?
Anonymous

Posted: Nov 12 2012, 5:19 PM

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6464 Cop Shoot Cop.
Anonymous

Posted: Nov 22 2012, 4:46 AM

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9885 At least shooting the dog is more important than a fellow officer being swept and hit with a weapon, not the type of person i would want on my SWAT team! Anyone that sweeps another person with a weapon while discharging it, should be let go!


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