Friday, April 1, 2016

LEESBURG, LAKE COUNTY FL - POLICE HAD TO SHOOT A VICIOUS BLOOD-COVERED DOG THAT WAS PREVENTING THEM FROM ENTERING A HOUSE WHERE A WOMAN NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION - SHE DIED BEFORE MEDICS COULD GET TO HER - AN AUTOPSY WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE CAUSE OF DEATH

Dog Shot: Leesburg police shot a dog to death Thursday evening that they said was preventing them from entering the home of a woman in need of medical assistance. - Millard K. Ives / Daily Commercial

VIDEO:  THE PIT BULL HAD 3 PRIOR INCIDENCES

UPDATE:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-leesburg-dog-mauling-sonda-tyson-dead-20160401-story.html


UPDATE:  Authorities say Leesburg police officers fatally shot a "vicious" dog that attacked and killed its owner on Thursday.

Leesburg police Lt. Joe Iozzi says the woman, identified as 66-year-old Sonda Tyson, died Thursday night.


Paramedics said they were called to the home on South Street for medical assistance and when they arrived, the deceased victim was found with A LARGE BRINDLE PIT BULL MIX BREED inside, covered in blood, according to a police report.
Paramedics called police, who determined the dog had likely just attacked and killed Tyson inside her home, police said.
According to police, the dog was not secure, would not allow personnel to go into the home and there was a "substantial likelihood that the dog could escape into the surrounding neighborhood."
"Given those circumstances, it was immediately necessary to incapacitate the animal in order to provide for public safety and to allow medical personnel inside the location," police said in a release. "An officer assigned with a patrol rifle positioned himself to stop the existing threat and to mitigate the possibility of collateral damage to anyone else."

Officers shot and killed the dog. Iozzi says officers are trained to use discretion when they find a large dog growling and covered in blood blocking a door.
Investigators determined the dog belonged to Tyson and she had acquired him as a puppy, according to the report. It's not clear what was the reason for the attack.
A necropsy will be done on the dog.


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Leesburg police shot a "vicious" and blood-covered dog Thursday evening that was reportedly preventing them from entering the home of a woman in need of medical assistance. Both the dog and woman died at the scene.

Lt. Joe Iozzi would not say if the police believed the large dog played a role in the woman's death, who they have yet to identify. An autopsy will be conducted on the body.

The incident occurred near the 1200 block of South Street just before 6 p.m. Police cars and Lake County sheriff’s animal control vehicles lined the street, yellow caution tape encircled the white home, and officers walked through the home in protective clothing.

According to police Lt. George Whitaker, the woman's relative made a call to 911 to report that the woman needed medical help. When paramedics arrived, Whitaker said the dog was aggressive and the relative was unable to control it. Iozzi said the dog was covered in blood. Police shot and killed it in order to enter the home.

It is not clear who owned the dog or why paramedics were called to the home. By the time paramedics attended to the woman, she was dead.

Whitaker was unable to say how much time had elapsed between the time paramedics arrived and the time they attended to the woman, or if the delay played a role in the death.

“Right now we have a whole lot of things to put together,” said police Lt. Joe Iozzi.

Police said they will release more information Friday morning.

A number of residents sat outside but refused to talk to The Daily Commercial.

http://m.dailycommercial.com/news/article_e4e175f0-54b0-5508-bede-35ef7529cefe.html?mode=jqm


2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  8     ( 4 CHILDREN - 4 ADULTS )  
PIT BULL - 4
      LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA 
      LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC
      PERQUIMANS CO NC
      CHARLOTTE NC

PIT BULL MIX - 3
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)
      THURSTON CO WA
      LEESBURG FL

MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
      YOUNGSTOWN OH


  
1-3 -  TYLER TRAMMELL-HUSTON - 9 - LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA - THE BOY WAS IN FOSTER CARE AND THE SYSTEM ALLOWED HIM TO VISIT WITH HIS 24-YEAR-OLD HALF SISTER WHO LIVED IN A TRAVEL TRAILER WITH 3 PIT BULLS.  IT APPEARS SHE LEFT HIM TO GO TO WORK AND WHEN SHE CAME BACK HE WAS MAULED TO DEATH. 

1-8/9 -  PAYTON LYRIK SAWYERS - 15 MONTHS - INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA - ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX?? ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 6 AT A HOME OF 2 PEOPLE SAID TO BE HER BABYSITTERS - SHE WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN NC WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURIES AND WAS PLACED ON LIFE SUPPORT- SHE DIED ON JAN 8 OR 9, 2016. 

1-24 - TALEN NATHAN WEST - 7 - LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC - PIT BULL - TWO 7 AND 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHERS WERE PLAYING IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THEIR HOME WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH  ATTACKED THEM - 8-YEAR-OLD JAYLEN WAS BITTEN ON HIS LEGS BUT IT GOT TALEN BY THE NECK AND BROKE IT - HE WAS NOT RESPONSIVE WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED.

2-7 - AIDEN JOHNATHON-GRIM MORELLI -  3-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY - YOUNGSTOWN OH - THE 21-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WAS  SLEEPING THE NIGHT ON THE COUCH AT HER MOTHER'S HOME AND LEFT THE INFANT ON THE FLOOR IN A "MAKESHIFT CRIB" REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN A LAUNDRY BASKET - HER MOTHER AND HER BROTHER WERE ALSO AT HOME DURING THIS TIME - THE MOTHER AWOKE TO FIND HER NEWBORN WITH HEAD INJURIES - THERE WERE  5  DOGS IN THE HOME -  REPORTS SAY THE DOG THAT DID THIS WAS A MIXED BREED SHEPHERD.

2-10 - SUZANNE STORY-  36 - PERQUIMANS COUNTY NC - THE VICTIM'S MOTHER REPORTED THAT SHE HAD ADOPTED THE DOG THAT LOOKED LIKE A BOXER/BULLDOG MIX  ABOUT A WEEK AGO FROM AN AD IN A NEWSPAPER THAT SAID IT WAS GOOD AROUND SMALL CHILDREN - SHE WAS CLEANING THE DOG'S CRATE WHEN IT ATTACKED HER - HER SISTER WAS THERE AT THE TIME AND TRIED TO GET IT OFF HER AND WAS INJURED ALSO - SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL BUT DIED AS THE HELICOPTER WAS LANDING.


3-8 -  GLADYS ALEXANDER - 92 - THURSTON CO WASHINGTON - THE WORLD WAR II VET WAS ATTACKED BY 4 PIT BULL MIXES THAT WERE AT HER NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET - SHE HAD WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO GIVE THE NEIGHBOR THE NEWSPAPER BUT THE NEIGHBOR HAD GONE OUT FOR A FEW MINUTES AND IT LOOKED LIKE THE DOGS GRABBED HER AND DRUG HER INSIDE THE HOUSE - THE NEIGHBOR RETURNED AND FOUND THE DOGS ATTACKING HER AND STOPPED IT BUT NOT BEFORE THE DAMAGE WAS DONE - HER LEG AND ARM WERE AMPUTATED  BUT SHE SUCCUMBED TO THE HORRIFIC INJURIES. 

3-28 - BESSIE FLOWERS - 86 - CHARLOTTE NC - POLICE SOURCES STATED THAT WHILE VISITING IN HER DAUGHTER'S TOWNHOME THE ELDERLY WOMAN WAS ON THE BACK DECK AND SLIPPED OR TRIPPED AS SHE WAS COMING BACK INSIDE AND FELL - THE DAUGHTER'S 2 AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS WHICH THE VICTIM KNEW WELL BEGAN "PLAYING" WITH HER AND THEN ESCALATED INTO A FULL-BLOWN ATTACK GOING IN FOR THE KILL ON HER NECK AND HEAD - NEIGHBORS SAID THAT THE DOGS HAD SHOWN AGGRESSION IN THE PAST ATTACKING 2 OTHER DOGS - AFTER SEEING HER OWN MOTHER MAULED TO DEATH BY HER PIT BULLS THE DAUGHTER STILL REFUSED TO SIGN THE DOGS OVER TO OFFICIALS SO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS SEIZED THEM.

3-31 - SONDA TYSON - 66 - LEESBURG FL - THE VICTIM WAS MAULED BY HER BRINDLE PIT BULL MIX SHE HAD ACQUIRED AS A PUPPY - SHE WAS FOUND ON HER BACK PORCH BY HER 13-YEAR-OLD GRANDDAUGHTER AND HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HER ARMS THAT WAS MISSING FLESH WITH BONES VISIBLE - THE DOG WAS STILL NEARBY HER INSIDE THE HOME SO A POLICE OFFICER SHOT IT TWICE FROM ON TOP OF A FIRE TRUCK SO THAT MEDICS COULD GET TO THE VICTIM BUT SHE HAD ALREADY DIED - IT IS BELIEVED SHE BLED TO DEATH.  


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

A dog covered in blood, and an autopsy needs to be performed? I guess if the officers found a smoking gun, they'd still have a problem deducing the murder weapon?

It sounds like another fur mommy got to learn the hard way that pit bulls don't make good pet dogs. I'm going out on a limb here, but I'll check back as more information comes in and see if my assumptions were right.

Anonymous said...

So, I was right. Wow, hard to believe another pit bull killed its owner. It's not the breed though. Countless pit bulls wearing tutus have been photographed with babies and millions more pit bulls have never been officially reported doing anything wrong. Which of course means that pit bulls are completely safe and anyone saying anything otherwise is just mean and uneducated!

Dayna Hamilton said...

Yup anon, another Darwin Award winner!

Dayna Hamilton said...


This is a standard comment after EVERY article where someone is killed by a pit bull. These clowns love to tell everyone how special they are because they have a pit and it's never done anything wrong. They always blame the victim/owner for training these dogs to do what they did. Twisted pit owners. The woman that was just murdered by her pit probably used to say the same stuff about other pit owners...

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I currently have 3 big powerful dogs since they were 6 weeks old. Two are 10 years old and the other is 11 years old. I have had big powerful dogs my entire life and I'm still here. Most likely the issue is mistreating the canine. I did not say abuse. Dogs have to be cared for in a certain way. If not, their survival instincts set in. I say most people do treat their dog correctly. The line up is an American Staffordshire (AKA Pit Bull, Pit Bull is NOT a breed but a generic term... » more

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Anonymous said...

I'll never wrap my head around the logic of not raising a dog right could cost you your life.

If you don't spay or neuter, if you don't socialize, if you don't discipline the "right way", if you raise it wrong, if you don't establish yourself as the alpha, if you mistreat or abuse, the list goes on.

If all dogs were like pit bulls, I wouldn't own a dog. I'm on my third dog, and I've never had a biting incident, let alone a death. I'm not ready to accept that as even a remote possibility.

This is why pit bull advocates are called nutters. They are okay with their dogs potentially killing other people or their pets, as well as actually killing them. If their pit bulls don't kill, they're so special, aren't they? They know how to handle powerful dogs, and we're all impressed. We're supposed to override all the maulings and killings with happy stories and take reality and throw it out the window like they do. It makes us all safer.