Child Accidentally Calls 911, Family Dog Ends Up Dead
Zoey was an 11-year-old pit bull
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2015 12:41 PM CDT
This is not Zoey.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It started with a child playing with a phone and ended with a dead 11-year-old dog. KGO reports on the unfortunate chain of events last night in San Francisco. A child apparently called 911, and officers were sent to the family's Bayview home. The family says their pit bull growled upon seeing the two officers, who entered via a side alley; Zoey then bit one of the officer's hands, and "he starts shooting, boom, boom, boom and when he got done shooting, he shot like six times," a witness tells KGO.

What bugs the family, who may sue: that they weren't given a chance to wrangle their dog. "We did say 'stop, we'll get her,'" says Madonna Stancil. "They didn't give us the chance." It's unclear if the family asked to get the dog before or after the bites, which they don't dispute.