Aliquippa Pit Bull Mix Shot as it Attacks Officer

Posted on: June 29th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On March 17, 2012, a pit bull mix charged a police officer in Aliquippa when he investigated a report of billowing smoke at an Aliquippa home.  According to, the unrestrained pit bull mix charged the officer who fired 3 times, hitting the pit bull mix once in the jaw.  The dog owner was allegedly illegally burning a large pile of spools in violation of the city’s burning ordinance.