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Shots Fired Near Michael Jackson Vegas Home Tour

6/25/2011 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

On the two-year anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson ... gunshots were fired just a few houses away from where fans were getting set to tour the home MJ lived in during his stint in Las Vegas -- and law enforcement sources tell us ... it was a dog that caught a bullet.

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According to a witness on scene, the shots were fired approximately 3-4 houses away from the where the MJ tour was going down.

There were already cops in the area for a minor disturbance at the Jackson event (see photo above, taken before shots were fired) and we're told they rushed over to where the shots came from.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... an officer was attacked by a dog, and had to shoot it to get it to stop. No word yet on the condition of the dog.

UPDATE: We're told the dog -- a black pit bull around 40-50 pounds -- was NOT killed and was taken to a nearby vet. 



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1.

Cartman    

It's tupac's ghost coming to get MJ's ghost! LOL

1218 days ago
2.

Sapphyre    

I didn't know MJ lived in the hood.

1218 days ago
3.

Johnny    

Drug deal gone bad.

1218 days ago
4.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Cop Probably had to off a pitbull..boy the ghetto folks have done a number on that poor dog breed. :( The Vick copycats et al

1218 days ago
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Motor City DIVA84    

Filming an episode of "CSI" in the neighborhood, perhaps?

1218 days ago
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nadia    

LMFAO this whole thing is becoming a joke.....why are all these " disturbances " are all happening with mj ...

like gthfoh ...who got shot ?? ... this is all played out TMZ .

1218 days ago
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Pat    

"No word yet on the condition of the dog"- Yeah who gives a **** about the officer, lets just worry about the dog. Unbelievable.

1218 days ago
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Margo Fletcher    

It is an old neighborhood with some very nice houses,but the **** has grown around it. It may have been a dog incident, but yeah, this house is not in the best area. I believe it is at Rancho and the 95 for any locals here. It is also across from an elementary school, I'm just saying.

1218 days ago
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EgadNo    

**** the cop- I'm so sick of cops shooting dogs, if they are too big of a ***** to use rational techniques they should not be on the force.

1218 days ago
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nof    

...guess the dog didn't notice the dude's badge...

Took exception to the guy's "police tone."

"I'm an officer-of-the-law, you must stand down at once."


n

1218 days ago
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John    

A .45 caliber, 185-grain jacketed hollow point police round would put the attacking dog down in a second. The dog is toast.

1218 days ago
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nof    

There was an altercation in the unit next door -

Three cops were poised, watching, while two more went in 2 talk.

Not know such, I got home, walked up the stairs, walk like woa!

"Something going on?" I asked the officers, who were about an inch from my front door.

They looked at me like how-dare-I ask them a question.

So, yeah, if I'm a pit bull, I bite them.

Besides -

How's a pit bull -

Supposed to tell the difference between an ordinary security guard -

And an officer-of-the-law?

They both talk the same - authoritatively -

...but that only pisses dogs off.


n

1218 days ago
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Just sayn    

While at one time this used to be one of the top neighborhoods, it has been a slum area for years, lots of homeless people and run down homes. This MJ place is old and only a fake outside. It is said it was left like a pig pen by the MJ bunch. Someone is just tryn to make a dime.......but its not worth two cents.

1218 days ago
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nadia    

just like LAST YEAR .. a body was found next to dr. conrad MURRAY'S courthouse sweep... ... this is a JOKE

dont play with this mj fan chick .. lol

1218 days ago
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some guy    

Ugh a pit bull. We need a PR spin on this stat.

1218 days ago
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