January, 2011 - Donora, Pennsylvania
A man had left his dog, described as a Pit Bull, unattended in his home. At some point, the dog got out of the screen door and growled at people. He did not bite anyone.
Police were called. The dog had gone back into the home, but attempts to close the screen door properly failed, and the dog got out again.
The dog, now agitated, began barking and approaching the officer.
He shot the dog in the chest and made an attempt to "put him out of his misery" by shooting him again. Thankfully, he missed, and the owner arrived to take the dog to a vet where he is expected to survive.