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EXCLUSIVE: Family of Slain Pit Bull Speaks

Family expressed their concerns about police procedure and what feel was animal cruelty in the shooting of their family pet, Junior.

Patch conducted an exclusive interview with the family whose Pit Bull, Junior, was by officers the night of June 11.

That night, police responded to two 911 calls of a woman screaming in the 900 block of East Myrtle Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Not knowing what the situation was, police arrived and observed two Pit Bulls, both family pets, allegedly jumping and barking at a 13-year-old girl through a window at the residence.

The teen was attacked by one of the dogs.

The officer reported both dogs moved towards him as he walked up to the house and despite commands to stop, Junior allegedly kept moving towards the officer who felt threatened. The officer eventually shot Junior, who was also run over by a patrol car to prevent it from being a threat to others after escaping to Route 66.

defends their officers' actions that night, saying it was a dynamic situation and that the girl needed to be saved.

Bill C. July 04, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Looks like you're not much on reading and writing Robert, all the Glendora cops I know pretty much have those things down pat.
remedyzozaya July 05, 2012 at 08:53 AM
They shouldnt have not Killed the dog..,they. Could of mazed it or something else ...they KILLED The Wrong Doggg. And even after the girl told them that they shot the wrong dog theyy still ran the dog overrr.!! This girl that got bite thinks about this situation. Every night ...cant sleeep and reads the storry over and overrr)..;
Christine July 05, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Its time for some responsibility. Leaving children home alone with dangerous animals? Come on. And comparing the death of a child to the death of a pet? I am a huge dog lover but there is no comparison. The difference with a pit bull is that damage that can be inflicted with their unique jaw. That where people who own them need to understand their danger. And as for the Glendora Police Department.... from personal knowledge I know that they are one of the best trained departments in Southern California and they are professional and that night....they did their job.
John July 09, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Remedy, if you were the one bitten then you know how terrifying it is to be attacked by a dog. The officer here was #1- Keeping himself from being the next injured person (even if it is a different dog) and #2- Getting to you (again if it really is you) to help you. These kind of things cannot be picked apart over and over by people saying "what if" or "they could have" because nobody here was in the street that night surrounded by two dogs who already bit one person and are acting aggressively toward the person trying to help.
Tommy Munoz September 01, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Hey all you idiots in case you haven't noticed the dog JR was the dog killed that was the nice and loving dog!!! My cousin manual Zozaya was the one that have brought Sinna into my home!!!! Sinna was the dog attacking my cousin me my mom and my dad and my 2 little sisters were on vacation! So we left my dad because we could not bring him. !!!!! But my cousin remedy Zozaya had let her dog Sinna out of the cage hike my dog was out!!!!! So my dad has tattoos!! What wrong with that on the back of his head it says "in loving memorey of Elijah A Munoz" That is my baby bother that past away!! So you all need to shut up and think what if that was your dog or what if that was your son that past away when he was a little baby! Think "losers" I don't unnderstan you people what are you guys so rude and restarted listen to the story listen what my parents say and my cousin remedy !!!!!!!!!! YOU PEOPLE ARE SICK

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