Vicious Pit Bulls Kill And Maim Memphis Residents

- By Bossip Staff

Residents of a small Memphis community are recovering after roaming pit bulls killed 1 man and severely injured several others. Pop it for the gory details.

This is one of those times when you shoot first and ask questions later.

One person is dead and several others are recovering from injuries after pit bulls got loose and went on a rampage late Tuesday morning in a Memphis, Tennessee neighborhood.

According to witnesses three people were attacked by the pit bulls.

Two paramedics were also attacked by the dogs when they were called to the scene to aid the victims.

“I’m very shocked,” witness Lisa Stringfellow said. “I’m so nervous right now, I can hardly talk no more.”

Officials said William Parker and his daughter, 25-year-old Gardenia Parker, were two of the adults bitten by the animals.

“He was in pretty bad shape,” said Alvin Benson, Director of Fire Services for the city of Memphis.

Parker’s wife, Bessie Mae, was the one who called 911.

“I told them my husband was being attacked by some dogs,” she said. “My husband is dead.”

Family members said William was walking to the store when he was attacked. When Gardenia ran to help him, she was also bitten. In addition to bites, William Parker also reportedly suffered a heart attack. Officials have not confirmed his cause of death.

Lisa Stringfellow said the dogs also bit her brother.

“They say it ate his arm up,” Stringfellow said.

When paramedics arrived they were also attacked.

“There was one at the scene with the body, and one was fighting the dogs trying to keep them off the other guy,” witness Joseph Gaines said.

“In our attempt to rescue the patient, our persons were attacked as well,” Benson said.

As police officers held their shotguns at the ready, animal control officers worked diligently to capture both dogs.

“I just thank God it wasn’t me,” Stringfellow said.

Neighbors said the dogs chased another man on Sunday, who jumped on top of a car and stood for more than 30 minutes.

“He was hollering, saying somebody get his gun so he can shoot them,” neighbor Virginia Taylor said.

Taylor said police showed up after someone called them.

“I told them those dogs was vicious,” she said.

Neighbors said police did not remove the dogs, but instead arrested the man with them for violation of the sex offender act. That man has been behind bars since Sunday. It is not clear who was looking after the dogs.

“I want the people to suffer,” Bessie Mae Parker said. “The ones that got the dogs. I want them to go to jail. I want the police to pay something because they should have picked those dogs up.”

Capturing the dogs should be the LAST thing on the minds of the police and residents. After being tested for rabies, they would probably euthanize them anyway. Save money and time… They should have merked them after the first person was attacked. These dogs get treated better than people.

SMH. If it was a black man attacking people they would’ve shot him without a thought.


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  • Gee Gee

    Thought these kind of dogs were illegal everywhere?

    Sad b/c it’s not the dog’s natural disposition to attack…the owner trains them to be like tihs.




  • Kay2

    Poor Pit Bulls get a bad rep. They are really sweet dogs. It’s the owners that need to be put to sleep.

  • OneTightSista

    Yea…that was very dramatic. The fact is, we know that the dogs were trained to be that way and the trainer is the one to blame. I had a pit that was a fighter then I spoiled him up to be completely rotten. Blame the owner.

  • PrettyInPink

    I’m glad to see more people feel like I do…bad dogs aren’t born they are made…put the ignorant owners to sleep

  • LaDiva

    Nah pit bulls are cute but once u have an american staffordshire terrier, u just can’t go back. R.i.p Cain, I still miss u bro.

  • ELLA

    it’s totally how people treat them. Pits are good dogs. My dog is a jack russell and his nature is more vicious than a pit. I raised him right though and he’s a lover.

  • WTF

    I love animals and have several dogs myself…. however, I am a firm believer in ousting a dog if it attacks a person unprovoked. I always say, if a dog snaps at you for no reason, break his neck

  • Yung Bergz Chain



  • yeah i said it

    I had a shelter pit that I rescued…what a devilish bytch. That dog bit me, peed in the house, and barked up a storm. I’m so glad I got rid of that damn dog because the last thing I would need is for her to have bitten someone. Pits should all be killed and outlawed. Evil things.

  • sholla21

    The dog should have been shot. On the spot.

  • BayouSwampMan

    I hate dogs.

  • LaDiva

    All I know is when I used to walk my dog, mad guys gave me props (my dog looked like a pit)- Ppl would cross the street so they wouldn’t have to walk by my dog – and whewww I felt like the shyt with my dog… Good times… Good times indeed.


    as much as i love dogs PITS ARE NOT THE ISHT!!!!! they crazy n’ unpredictable!!! i don’t give a FLYIN F**K WHO U R….. A PIT IS NOT A PET….IT’S A BEAST!!!!!

  • Jenifer

    @LaDiva – I hope your dog turns on you with that dumb @ss statement. If you need a dog to make you feel like the sh!t then that doesn’t say much about you as a person. What a dumb @ss.

  • K

    LOL @ yeah I said it & nique
    Too funny!!!

  • LaDiva

    @ Jenifer

    Uhhh dumbazz clearly my dog pazzed away… And I never said that I needed my dog to make me feel like I was the shyt; obviously that fickle brain of yours couldn’t comprehened so simple a sentence. So what does that say about u ma…Lol idiots…

  • soon to be mom

    Its the owner. I’ve raised my blue nose since he was a pup. He’s sweet as pie. Heck he wouldn’t even attack the muthaf*kers that broke in my house and stole all my sh$t. Its the owner that makes the dog. Police dogs are also viscious by nature. They have the same type of teeth as pits and they also have a history of random attacks. Obedience, love, and affection should do the trick……also if I’m scared of any dog its a chihuahua… those dogs are the devils pet.

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    My boo has two pit bulls, and let’s just say that I agree with most of these comments in here…they are not nothing to play with!!!

  • Soul Touch

    @knowledge for today

    Thank you.

    People have to remember that dogs are created genetically for our use and benefits. Pit bills are CREATED for vicious use (whether or not they are trained to be that way). They are genetically created to attack and destroy, that’s why their jaws LOCK and their bodies are so powerful, unlike other dogs. They are also known to turn on their owners, just like Chows.

    So yeah, a good owner makes a big difference, but don’t fool yourselves.

  • sailorgirl91

    As a vetrinarian i see cases like this everyday. alot of people that posted their comments were right. people do tend to use animals as a status booster. alot of times people get dogs that they know have the potential to be aggressive, simply to be cruel to neighbors. it is true that pitts are the leading aggressive breed out there. but the key word is “aggressive” not vicious. pitts are very impressionable and if you teach them to be mean (though depending on the personality of the dog this could take a while) they will be mean. like many of you that have scorned the owners, i feel the same way. humans often do not realize that when it comes to animals we have the biggest impression. we are bigger and alot more smarter. i think that those people who love to get animals and then be cruel to them and say how disgusted they are with them should be the ones ridiculed. i’m like this don’t get any animal if you’re not going to treat it right. just because we are bigger doesnt mean we have the right to demean a creation of god. to all those who are taking good care of your animals thank you.

    Your friendly neighbor hood vet,

  • auntdogganauntfail

    that’s sad. when it comes to those breeds of dogs. I am very cautious even if they are on a lease because the dog is only as smart as his master.

  • rene

    @ diva, aren’t you ready for another pet?

  • tommykimon

    Sorry these dogs are aggressive by nature. I’m not buying this they are sweet dogs stuff by people. I hate when I see these things they make me so nervous and I have a seven year old daughter there is no way a child can fight off one of these crazy dogs. They should make it illegal to own pitbulls.

  • rose by any other name #9304026339482056536 ™

    LOL!! all that skank got to do is look in the mirror and she/he will see another pet.. lol! got to a ugly skank!!

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