Off-duty police officer shoots dog-doo dumper

A Lawndale dog own­er ended up with a bul­let hole in his leg after he al­lowed his pet to take a dump in an off-duty cop’s front yard, then re­fused to clean up the mess, ac­cord­ing to Phil­adelphia po­lice.

The epis­ode began on Sat­urday shortly be­fore noon when Lordan Lunsk, 39, was walk­ing his dog on the 6400 block of Oakley St. and the an­im­al de­fec­ated on the of­ficer’s lawn. The off-duty cop was out­side work­ing on his car at the time and asked Lunsk to re­move the mess, but Lunsk re­fused, po­lice said.

The two men ex­changed words be­fore Lunsk left the area. Lunsk, of the 6400 block of Argyle St., re­turned a few minutes later without his dog and picked a fight with the off-duty of­ficer, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Lunsk al­legedly punched the of­ficer sev­er­al times in the face and head, pulled the of­ficer’s sweat­shirt over his head and con­tin­ued as­sault­ing him.

While Lunsk was po­si­tioned be­hind the of­ficer, who was bent over, the of­ficer pulled a pis­tol from his hip and fired back­ward, wound­ing Lunsk in the right thigh. Lunsk fell to the ground.

Para­med­ics took Lunsk to Al­bert Ein­stein Med­ic­al Cen­ter, where he was treated and re­leased. The of­ficer, whose name has not been re­leased, was treated for cuts and bruises at Jeanes Hos­pit­al.

Lunsk was charged with ag­grav­ated as­sault, tres­passing and re­lated of­fenses. Po­lice said that he has three pri­or ar­rests, in­clud­ing two for burg­lary and one for DUI. 

The po­lice de­part­ment’s In­tern­al Af­fairs Bur­eau and the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice con­tin­ue to in­vest­ig­ate the case. The of­ficer was placed on ad­min­is­trat­ive duty pending the out­come of the in­vest­ig­a­tion. ••

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