Thursday, February 6, 2020


The Adams Police Department received multiple 911 calls Wednesday afternoon about a mauling in progress at 19 Bellevue Ave. Two pit bulls began attacking responding officers, who, in response, used their weapons to "neutralize" the dogs, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

A man trying to escape two attacking pit bulls accidentally was shot and killed Wednesday by a crossbow bolt that a neighbor fired at the dogs in an attempt to ward them off, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office. 

The man's name was not released, pending notification of family. 
The incident began about 12:10 p.m., when the Adams Police Department received multiple 911 calls about a mauling in progress at 19 Bellevue Ave.
Responding officers and a K-9 unit found  TWO MATURE MALE PIT BULL DOGS   "engaging in a volatile confrontation," according to a news release from the DA's office. Both dogs had a history of being aggressive.
The pit bulls then began attacking the officers, who, in response, used their weapons to "neutralize" the dogs, the release stated.
After the scene was secured, investigators entered the apartment and found a man with a fatal crossbow injury and an unharmed child in a nearby room.
Investigators believe the man accidentally was shot by a neighbor who was trying to stop the attack. According to the release, the neighbor heard a commotion, rushed into the man's apartment, went back to his own apartment to grab his crossbow, then returned to the other apartment.
He then fired a shot that hit one of the dogs, went through a door and struck the man who was being mauled. He apparently was trying to barricade himself behind the door.
The DA's office called the neighbor a "good Samaritan" who is cooperating with authorities.
As of 8 p.m., crime scene investigators remained on the scene. A section of Bellevue Avenue was closed, and authorities were examining the area for more evidence.
Other than the handful of police officers, the street was quiet, although neighbors were seen peering out of windows, watching the activity.

2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 5  (3 adults + 2 infants )


IN - 1 (4)
KY - 1 (1)
MS - 1 (5)
NM - 1 (2)
OH - 1 (3) 

Family's Pit Killed Infant in Bedroom
Friend's Pit Killed Man in his own Yard
Relative's Pit Killed Elderly Man Sitting in Wheelchair in yard
Parent's Pit Killed 4 month old with Mother Sleeping in same room
Pack of Dogs on Indian Reservation Killed Woman Walking on the Street 

1)  1-8 - Kay Torres - 52 - Taos Pueblo NM - Mauled to death by a Pack of Dogs mid morning on Wednesday, January 8 - The longtime teacher's backpack was found in the street and the dogs were standing over her - She had many dog bites to her body.

2) 1-9 - McKenzie Terwell - 4 months old - Dayton OH - The father returned home to find the infant on the floor not breathing - He  told the dispatcher that a family member was supposed to be watching the child - The child bled to death  -  A neighbor said that they had seen 3 to 4 pit bulls in the yard this summer - Reports say she was attacked by 1 pit and it was ruled "AN ACCIDENT - However, now they are reporting that the mother was asleep on the couch and had taken prescription drugs and did not hear the dog kill the baby.

3) 1-10 - Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.

4) 1-25 - Julian Connell - 26 days old - Lafayette IN - It was reported that the infant was in a bedroom and the pit bull began fighting the beagle - apparently in the same room - a teenage brother managed to take the beagle out but later returned and the pit bull was standing over the baby that had injuries to head and neck - The teenage brother called 911 - It appears the mother was in the home at the time. 

5) 1-30 - Harvey J. Harmon - 76 - Attala County MS - The elderly man was in his wheelchair in the yard when 4 dogs said to be pit bulls attacked him dragging him from the chair and killing him - Two of the pits belonged to his nephew who lived with him and two appeared to be strays that hung out around them - Three of them were put down immediately and one was said to have escaped. 


1) 2-6 - Unidentified Pit Bull Owner - A man trying to escape his 2 pit bulls attacking him in his home was killed when a neighbor hearing the commotion grabbed his crossbow and ran to shoot at the dogs but inadvertently shot the pit bull owner instead killing him. 


Antidogbite said...

I'm sorry.. but I can't help laughing at this. I wish the best for the neighbour who tried to help.

Anonymous said...

I want a crossbow!

Am I reading this right? The pit bull survived the crossbow?

Never mind, I do not want a crossbow.

The victim got his Darwin Award regardless. That's what you deserve when you choose to own multiple pit bulls.

I suggest that no one intervene when nutters are getting chewed on by their lovable nanny dogs. Normal victims, the ones that do not own pit bulls but happen to be in the vicinity when nanny dog goes pit, YES! SAVE THEM! But please let the pit bulls from no kill shelters mercifully kill the nutter population into oblivion. My first choice is to let the pit bull breed cease to exist, but nutters will not tolerate the injustice!