NYC drug dealer prosecuted for using pit bull as deadly weapon

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Pit bullOctober 6, 2013- The NYT is reporting, “A drug suspect, being pursued by two plainclothes officers, ran into Mr. Austin’s building. The authorities said Mr. Austin commanded the dogs to attack the officers, who responded by opening fire, killing Dutchess and inadvertently shooting Mr. Austin in the leg. Mr. Austin, 23, was arrested on charges of menacing, assault, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon. “Namely,” the indictment reads, “a pit bull dog.””

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