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Philadelphia Police Officer-Involved Shooting
3000 N. 16th Street
PHILADELPHIA (May 25, 2024)--– A Philadelphia police officer shot and killed a pit bull on May 15, 2024, as the dog was attacking another dog.
On that day, officers from the 39th District responded to a call about a dog attack around 12:06 p.m. Upon arrival, they saw a large pit bull attacking a smaller dog.
To stop the attack, Officer #1, identified as Brian Keenan, fired his weapon multiple times, killing the pit bull. The smaller dog died from injuries sustained in the attack.
There were no injuries to the officers.
One of the dog owners, a 66-year-old Black male, was injured when a bullet fragment ricocheted and struck his left forearm. He declined medical attention at the scene.
Both dogs were taken to the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Agency (PACCA).
The officer's body-worn camera captured the incident.
Officer Brian Keenan is 30 years old, a 7 year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, and is assigned to the 39th Police District.
He has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the Internal Affairs and Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations.