Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New York City police officer shoots Dog on busy NYC street in front of horrified onlookers

A New York City police officer shot a dog who apparently snapped at him in a sad scene on a busy Manhattan street.

The dog is reportedly clinging to life after the shooting, which occurred on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 14th Street in the East Village neighbourhood on Monday.

Officers responded to the corner on a report of a sick man, and found a homeless individual in front of a KFC there, who appeared to have had a seizure.

But as the officers tried to wake him, a dog - which witnesses said belonged to the man - began growling at them.

The dog then leapt up at the officer, who fired one shot, striking the dog in the head as terrified bystanders looked on.

Despite earlier reports that the pit bull was killed, the animal, whose name is reportedly Star, is clinging to life at Animal Care & Control in the East Harlem neighbourhood. Read More