Pit Bull Shot In The Head Trying To Protect Owner, But Miraculously Survives
‘Kilo’ Didn’t Take Too Kindly To Gunman Pushing Into Staten Island Home
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a dog that took a bullet, possibly saving his owner’s life. And surprisingly, the 12-year-old pit bull shot in the head survived.
The pit bull named “Kilo” was off to the vet Wednesday for a check-up, after taking a bullet for his owner, Justin Becker.
“He’s a hero. He saved my life. He went to protect me and he did his job,” Becker told CBS 2′s John Slattery.
Even Dr. Greg Panarello, the veterinarian who treated the dog, was impressed.
“Incredibly lucky. Incredibly lucky,” Panarello said.
It happened Saturday evening in Becker’s apartment house in the Graniteville section of Staten Island. A gunman, posing as a FedEx deliveryman, wearing a uniform, rang the bell and said he had a package, but then pushed his way into the apartment.
“He barged in. My first reaction after seeing the gun is push him out, so I pushed him to the door. Like I said, he fell like wedged right by the door. I slammed him inside the door and he was stuck and tried to get out now because he was getting crushed,” Becker said.
His girlfriend has been holding the dog and let go.
“I was shocked and I was terrified,” Nicole Percoco said.
The dog went after the gunman.