Dog refuses to leave dead owner's body

2012-12-14 08:43
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Cape Town - The dog unit had to be called to the scene of a shooting in Bishop Lavis in Cape Town on Wednesday, after two police officers shot and killed a man who opened fire on them during a routine patrol.

When police approached the dead man after the shooting, his loyal dog wouldn’t let them near the body, the Daily Voice reported.

Neither police nor paramedics were able to get the dog to leave the bloodied body.

The dog unit had to be called in to remove the animal.

The dead man, 35, who had tattoos on his body and was believed to have been a gangster, had opened fire on the policemen after they asked to search him and he refused.

He shot one of the policemen in the neck.

When the policeman's partner rushed to his aid, he was shot and injured as well.

The man has not been identified.

The incident is being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.


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