PITTSBURGH — This disgusting piece of garbage slashed a Police K-9 to death. How he killed the K-9 (man’s best friend) is so horrific, I’m not going to describe it in type. It was absolutely gruesome, and barbaric. The scum perp also threatened police with a knife. The scum POS met a justifiable end.
Black Lives Matter supporter, Bruce Kelley Jr., was drinking in public with his father when they were approached by Port Authority officers. Kelly saw the officers approaching, and began to walk away. He suddenly turned, pulled out a knife, and then charged them. Kelly’s father ran to help, and punched a female officer in the face.
The officers involved exhibited extreme restraint. They attempted to “tas” the knife wielding man who was threatening them. Because of the heavy winter clothing Kelly was wearing, the tasers had no effect. They told him they were going to deploy their K-9 unit, to which he replied, “If you do send the dog, I’ll kill the dog!” Officers released the K-9, (Aren). Aren latched onto the man’s arm, and the Black Lives Matter supporter then stabbed him. After a protracted struggle, the POS shoved his knife into K-9 Aren’s throat, severing his tongue, and a major artery. Aren died from blood loss.
Enraged officers, after seeing their K-9 colleague brutally killed, and fearing for their lives, opened fire on the knife wielding scumbag. Unfortunately, the scum died instantly, unlike the K-9 who yelped & screamed in pain for minutes after having his tongue & neck severed.
Video of the confrontation that led to K-9 officer Aren’s death.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the story:
More details are emerging a day after police shot and killed a man in Wilkinsburg after they said he stabbed a Port Authority police dog to death.
Bruce Kelley Jr., 37, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Whitney Avenue.
The K-9 officer, Aren, was a 5-year-old German shepherd who worked patrol and explosives. He had been on the job for four years, said Chief Matt Porter of Port Authority police.
According to superintendent Charles Moffatt of Allegheny County police, the incident was first called in to 911 dispatch at 3:37 p.m. Sunday after two Port Authority officers on walking patrol — Emily Hampy and another officer named Adams — were involved in an altercation with two men, later identified as Kelley and his father, 60-year-old Bruce Tyrone Kelley, whom they found drinking in a gazebo at Wood Street near Hamnett Place Station and the East Busway.
When the officers confronted the men, Bruce Kelley Jr. became agitated, said Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie, and physically fought with one officer, who was taken to an area hospital with cuts on his hands and to have X-rays taken of his arm.
“It was a knock-down, drag-out,” Chief Porter said of the fight.
During the police scuffle, Kelley’s father, Bruce Tyrone Kelley, struck one officer in the face, according to the criminal complaint. The officer pepper sprayed him and knocked him to the ground, but a few minutes later he tried to approach the officers while they were attempting to arrest his son. He was sprayed again while his son managed to run from the officers.
After the initial incident, Port Authority officers requested backup as they searched for the two men. Among the responding officers were K-9 team Brian O’Malley and Aren.
Seventeen minutes after the first call, at least two officers tried to incapacitate Kelley with a stun gun, Mr. Moffatt said. Because Kelley was wearing a thick coat, the shock device had no effect. Three or four more officers deployed their stun guns, as well, the superintendent said, and when those failed, Officer O’Malley released Aren.
“He had a knife, and he stabbed the dog,” Mr. Moffatt said. “The dog went down, and the officers shot and killed the man.”
Port Authority officers raced Aren to the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Ohio Township immediately after the stabbing, and a few K-9 handlers gathered there. Aren was pronounced dead about 4:30 p.m. Later, dozens of officers gathered at the animal hospital as a flag-draped casket was removed carrying the dog’s body.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office said Aren’s official cause of death was a stab wound to the mouth.
K-9 officer Aren’s flag-draped body was carried out of the emergency center by a police detail.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, “Port Authority Police Officer Brian O’Malley – Aren’s handled – was overcome with tears during the service, which was attended by about 350 people and a fleet of K9s.”
Scenes from the memorial.