Cops shoot pit bull during early morning raid

| 12/05/2018 | 60 Comments

(CNS): An officer from the RCIPS Tactical Firearms Unit shot and wounded a pit bull, which later had to be put down, during a raid to look for illegal guns early Friday morning. The armed cops were accompanying Joint Task Force officers (RCIPS and Customs) who were executing a search warrant at an address in the Bodden Road area of George Town. During the search, the officers recovered a loaded handgun and two spear guns, and a 54-year-old man and a woman at the location were taken into custody.

Police said that during the operation the pit bull aggressively ran towards one of the officers as if to attack. As it approached, the officer shot the dog once, wounding it. A vet, who was called immediately, came to the location and took the dog away for medical treatment, but it later had to be put down.

The incident has been referred to the Office of the Ombudsman, police said.

Meanwhile, the woman has since been bailed by police while the man, who was arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm, remains in custody.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Typical Caymanian attitude. “I want less crime but don’t stop me from doing something criminal.”




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  2. concerned caymanian says:

    I just do not get this. XXXXX all you all commented on are dogs. Shows where your priorities are, crime or animal rights.

    CNS moderator: I usually close the comment box after someone has been arrested because people cannot comment on the people arrested or the crime until the case is dismissed, there is a guilty plea or a verdict. In this case I have left the comment box open but I am only allowing comments on the shooting and/or ownership of the dog because it is a separate issue. So the nature of the comments is in no way reflective of the priorities of those commenting.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Poor doggie. Please spay and neuter your animals folks.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    The owner of dog should face fine per Animals (Prohibited Dogs) Regulations (2012 Revision).

    “Where an owner is found by the CAVO to be in violation of these regulations the CAVO shall report the matter to the Legal Department for prosecution, and that owner shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of four thousand dollars.”

    http://www.gov.ky/portal/pls/portal/docs/1/11525305.PDF

    The breeding of any Pit Bull cross was banned May 6, 2002. All owners of these dogs face a $4000 fine, regardless of whether or not it was “rescued” from the Humane Society.




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    • Anonymous says:

      What? A rescue isn’t someone breeding it. That is nonsense about fining rescuers.




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    • Anonymous says:

      If they do that, a lot of expats will convicted and then deported because they will not qualify for a work permit. CIG will never do that, it’s like putting holes in your own boat.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Perhaps this law is antiquated and needs to be revised.




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      • Anonymous says:

        My thoughts exactly. One of the reasons we are still considered ‘third world’ as we can’t seem to think outside the box. Some countries in Europe require pits and other ‘dangerous breeds’ to wear muzzles in public. Something so simple can save a lot of dog lives and put those at ease that seem to be so scared of the breed.

        I believe that RCIPS should have additional training to deal with dogs more effectively for raids as these are the same people that accidentally discharge firearms. One day they will miss the dog and hit somebody.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Any breed of dog will try to protect the owner if they feel there is aggression towards them. My lovely sweet Cayman mutt would do the same.
    The owner should have been given an opportunity to restrain the dog. And yes, people are breeding these illegal dogs on island..
    Someone at my work posted an ad for $50 for a Cayman/Rotty mutt mix!!!




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  6. Anonymous says:

    If the government wont enforce immigration laws why worry about something as miniscule as dog breeds.




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  7. castro says:

    Canis Major u r as ignorant as a they get should put u down and send u back to ware you came from




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  8. Anonymous says:

    All of this talk about Illegal breeds is heartbreaking. Dogs only Defend there land unless taught different or maybe just loose. But most only stay home and defend there owners land.. what you all are saying is stupid and your not real human beings aparently no heart. Get A Grip you will need these Dogs and Iron bars on your window soon to protect that big mouth you got. P.S. i dont care what happened lock them all up but yo stop blame the dog this go to C.N.S. fake police soon start shoot us




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    • Anonymous says:

      You never hear about people geing mauled by poodles or labradors. It’s just a fact that pit bulls are more dangerous than other breeds, partly because of the strength of their bite.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I can’t even understand your written English.




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  9. Canis Major says:

    Good shot. No-one needs that breed of dog.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    All of the pit Bull dogs in these islands should be put down, they are against the Law to have, so why the law don’t put all of these dogs down and charge the owners.




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    • Anonymous says:

      What if somebody adopted a pitbull from a local shelter to give it a good home? It’s a shame that some of these dogs you want to have put down because of their breed are more intellectual and well mannered than a lot of the people posting on here.




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      • Jah Rules.Creation says:

        What in “against the law to have” that you didnt understand, must be a liberal yanky talking. Surely a Caymanian cant be that big of a bonehead?




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  11. Anonymous says:

    Beware of dogs.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    Any pitbull on this island is not allowed.
    So please kill them all and pit the owners in jail.
    Same as with the other breeds.
    Enforce the law !!!!!




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    • Anonymous says:

      They should PUT you in a PIT and fill it with concrete.




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    • PITS Are Awesome Dogs says:

      I have 2. Come my yard and let’s tango. Dogs, humans, me, you, people going to be dead that day. Respect begets respect. My pits are there for me and are well trained. So watch your attitude about killing them and other breeds. I sure hope you’re not one of the poisoning killers about this place. Pathetic.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Shoot them.




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      • East End Resident says:

        Here is exactly where the problem lies. It’s not the dog, it’s the sort of person who owns this sort of dog.




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        • PITS Are Awesome Dogs says:

          I’m just replying with same attitude to the person wanting to just kill randomly because, Pit bull. You should have taken the time to give your insight into their first comment, not just mine. Arm Chair judgments need not apply. Respect to get respect, this includes an individual’s right to own dogs whom they care for and are mindful of. It’s upsetting to read what some of these ‘uneducated morons’ (is all I can surmise) think should be done. Again, I’m ready to tango, dogs or no dogs, is all I’m saying.




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  13. Jg says:

    Poor ole rufus




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  14. Anonymous says:

    Given that Pitbulls have been prohibited for longer than their lifespan and breeding them is illegal, why are they everywhere?

    Corruption, incompetence, or a refusal to enforce our laws for decades?




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    • Anonymous says:

      These people on here that say “try and take my dog and see what happens” @12:12 is right. They have been illegal for quite some time so if you have one that is only a few years old then guess what. You have broken the law and engaged in criminal activity. And for all the tough talk? I dare you to post your name and address and see how you act when the police come knocking on your door. It’s attitudes like that that there is such issues in Cayman. Everyone wants illegal activities stopped so we can all be safe but NO ONE wants THEIR illegal activities stopped. Stop being so hypocritical. You knew getting a pit bull puppy was illegal. Don’t bitch and moan when someone comes to take it away, you set yourself up for that, no one else did. My only regret from reading that article was the shot didn’t kill the dog outright and it suffered before being put down. Shouldn’t have been there in the first place.




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      • PITS Are Awesome Dogs says:

        Yawn. It’s NOT illegal to own locally bred Pit bulls or other prohibited breeds (unfortunately this doesn’t include some humans breeding, but I digress).

        Let’s see what happens when a law abiding citizen, who happens to own 2 Pits, no issues with surrounding spaces, etc. What happens when the police show up and want to remove without just cause…

        So, you reply with your address and name first, and I’ll do so myself. CNS can visit us both for each of our story on the issue of Pit bulls and why the hate for them (plus other breeds. We’ll also discuss the human breeding problem and why are there not more virtirol comments about bad parents/should not have been a parent and the need to educate, etc, etc etc). Important topics people, not just the headline grabbers. Sigh.




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  15. West Bay Premier says:

    I am happy to know that none of the Officers weren’t injured or killed in this raid . But I don’t know what to call this kind of way that RCIPS and Custom carry out a raid looking for guns and drugs .

    The RCIP and Custom had a special armed Cops accompanied them to do a raid on a house that could’ve been full of guns and people , and only some of the Officers doing the raid has a gun . What would have happened to the Officers , if the 10 people inside the house opened gun fire on the few armed Officers and the unarmed Officers ?

    In Cayman Islands today , I think that the MAN who are responsible for the lives of all law enforcement officers , better start thinking a lot more about the SAFETY OF ALL OFFICERS . It’s a dangerous world today , see what they were looking for .




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    • Anonymous says:

      “none of the Officers weren’t injured or killed ” Huh? Actually all of your post was difficult to read.
      I expect better from you ‘West Bay Premier’. Now you sound like the real (former) WB Premier.

      Ouch. I just read your other most recent comment regarding the airport concessions.. I guess I never noticed your ‘grammar’ before..




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      • Anonymous says:

        Face it!! If West Bay Premier was in power we would all be doomed!! Have a look at his posts!! Most are frightening. In fact they are Almost as bad as uncivil !! Who is still having wake up problems.




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        • West Bay Premier says:

          10 :00 am , I don’t have to be in power for you to be doomed, you were that way for a very long time .




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      • West Bay Premier says:

        I am glad my grammar isn’t as bad as your understanding and your interpretation ,, and maybe I should write one to put you to sleep forever . Who elected you as the grammar police ?




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  16. Anonymous says:

    said it before:
    solution: $1000 dog license fee….+$10,00 fine if caught without a license




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    • Anonymous says:

      Any existing prohibited breeds and crosses were to be neutered, chipped, and licensed as of 2002. Any owners now of these dog breeds and mutts face a $4000 fine if caught and prosecuted. DOA, Humane Society and local vets have all looked the other way on litter after litter of prohibited breeds since then. The vets should be fined $25,000 and/or loose their license.




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      • Anonymous says:

        You are insane! The humane society is the reason why there are not much stray dogs. If you fine them and take them out of business then you will hear another complaint from the public.




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        • Anonymous says:

          If the Humane Society and vets were so perfect like you say @2:21 then why if these breeds of dogs come by them are they not reported and/or put down? Humane Society is a great thing [email protected]:56 is right, it is the employees who look the other way. Fine them a few times and see how quickly it is enforced.




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          • Anonymous says:

            The reason why, is because they became Vets not to euthanize animals but to help and protect them. If Cayman start euthanizing dogs because of their breed, there will be an animal welfare group putting us in international media. Is that the publicity we want or do you just not care, and if so, why?




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  17. annonymous says:

    aren’t pit-bulls illegal here?




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  18. Anonymous says:

    The woman was 92….I wonder why the police didn’t disclose her age?




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  19. Pit Bull says:

    Don’t worry, I’m OK.




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  20. Just Askin' says:

    So who was charged with possession of a prohibited breed?




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