Friday, September 2, 2016

DENTON NC - AN OFFICER WAS MAKING A WELFARE CHECK WHEN THE DOOR OPENED AND A DOG LUNGED AT HIM BITING HIM 3 TIMES

Dog attack

DENTON, N.C. —Denton police said one of its officers was taken to the hospital following a dog attack that left him both bitten and shot.

The incident happened Thursday during a welfare check call on Hill Top Lane, police said. Officer Geelen was treated for non life-threatening injuries at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Police said the dog came out of the home after the subject of the welfare check opened the door. The dog lunged at Geelen and bit him three times, police said.
During the attack, Geelen started shooting at the dog, police said. While shooting, the dog hit the officer's arm, which moved it into the line of fire, police said. The officer then ended up wounding his arm, police said.
The dog ultimately was killed by the officer, police said.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another pit bull attacking a police officer, and getting shot to death. Good work officer! It's unfortunate the officer was shot in the arm, but hopefully he'll recover from that quickly.

Dayna Hamilton said...

Too bad the pit didn't eat it's owner.