One Dog Shot Another Tased After Mauling ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Monday, January 10, 2011

One Dog Shot Another Tased After Mauling

One vicious dog was shot and killed and another was tasered by police after the two dogs mauled a 38-year-old man. The victim was transported to Jacobi Medical Center with multiple bite wounds to the face, arms and legs. The victim was walking in the area when the two unleashed dogs attacked him, Mount Vernon Detective Sgt. Robert Scott said. The two dogs, a Rottweiler and a Wheaten Terrier, were in the area and the Rottweiler charged the officers, police said. Officer Grisante shot the Rottweiler once, police said, the dog ran away and the officer pursued it. He shot the Rottweiler four more times and killed it because it was acting aggressively toward him, Sgt. Scott said. Mount Vernon Police Commissioner Carl A. Bell said the shooting was justified because the dog mauled one man and was aggressive toward the officer. The caretaker of the dogs, identified by police as Ceford Grante, was issued city ordinance violations accusing him of having unlicensed and unleashed dogs.

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