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“Mommy am I Going to Die?” Mom Calls 9-1-1 for Paramedics, Cop Shows Up, Shoots 4-yo Daughter

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Columbus, OH — A mother’s attempt to get medical help for a cut on her arm turned into a nightmare after a trigger happy cop showed up. The dramatic 9-1-1 recordings were just published, detailing this insane incident that happened back in June.

The nightmare began after Andrea Ellis had cut her arm on some glass and her sister dialed 9-1-1 for medical help.

“She’s bleeding all over the place!” her sister said in the call. “I need a paramedic!”

As she was on the call, her sister saw a police officer nearby and called him over for help.

“Sir, can you get me a paramedic?! I need a paramedic here!” she said.

According to the report by Inside Edition:

But as the cop approached the house, events took a horrific turn. Cops said the family pet – a boxer-terrier mix named Patches, charged at the officer.

The cop fired his gun, and the bullet hit Andrea’s four-year-old daughter, Ava, in the leg, shattering the bone.

“She asked me several times, ‘Mommy, am I gonna die?'” Andrea Ellis told INSIDE EDITION.

The next 9-1-1 call would come from Ellis’ neighbor to report the cop shooting a child. “My neighbor across the street had an officer at her door and she’s screaming that he shot a child,” said the neighbor.

“They had started to cut her pants off her and I just see blood everywhere,” her mother said, describing the horrific scene.

Luckily, the bullet didn’t hit Ava a few inches higher in the stomach, which could’ve proved fatal. The shot did, however, shatter her bone.

The officer involved has not been disciplined, but the Columbus police department assures the public that the incident is under investigation.

  • Help us hold this cop accountable. (Y) + Comment + Share this story with your friends and family.

    • In all fairness, NOT all cops are bad! I’m by far one to back a cop, believe me, I’ve had one TOO many encounters with law enforcement… I beleve they should be held accountable,

    • The fact that bad cops even exist means that there are no good cops. If they turn a blind eye to the corruption, they’re just as bad as the corrupt ones.

    • Sean for the win! Exactly right! In this world you have “good cops” scared to say anything cause they might lose their jobs

    • Linda Throp shut up.

    • Restrain my dogs why? This woman called 911 for *PARAMEDICS.* What was the damn cop even doing there?

    • Sean Hudson, don’t forget that there are thousands of police departments across the nation that operate fairly autonomously. They each have their own culture. Some agencies, such as the NYPD Baltimore PD, and Chicago PD, are apparently composed entirely of violent psychopaths, slavering toadies, and officers who are mostly ethical but too terrified to speak up. However, other departments seem to be much more professional. There have been many examples of violent or corrupt officers being arrested by their own colleagues, as they should be. The main trouble is that it seems to be optional. I really dislike looking to the federal government for solutions but, I think we need a nationalized police agency who’s entire job is the oversight of all other police departments. Police need to know they can be arrested and charged if they commit a crime. That’s never going to happen consistently if we’re relying on their neighbors and coworkers to keep them in line.

    • Also, the goddamn FOP needs to abolished so hard that it’ll register on the Richter Scale.

    • Quit using guns and use some common sense

  • Help us hold this cop accountable. (Y) + Comment + Share this story with your friends and family.

    • In all fairness, NOT all cops are bad! I’m by far one to back a cop, believe me, I’ve had one TOO many encounters with law enforcement… I beleve they should be held accountable,

    • The fact that bad cops even exist means that there are no good cops. If they turn a blind eye to the corruption, they’re just as bad as the corrupt ones.

    • Sean for the win! Exactly right! In this world you have “good cops” scared to say anything cause they might lose their jobs

    • Linda Throp shut up.

    • Restrain my dogs why? This woman called 911 for *PARAMEDICS.* What was the damn cop even doing there?

    • Sean Hudson, don’t forget that there are thousands of police departments across the nation that operate fairly autonomously. They each have their own culture. Some agencies, such as the NYPD Baltimore PD, and Chicago PD, are apparently composed entirely of violent psychopaths, slavering toadies, and officers who are mostly ethical but too terrified to speak up. However, other departments seem to be much more professional. There have been many examples of violent or corrupt officers being arrested by their own colleagues, as they should be. The main trouble is that it seems to be optional. I really dislike looking to the federal government for solutions but, I think we need a nationalized police agency who’s entire job is the oversight of all other police departments. Police need to know they can be arrested and charged if they commit a crime. That’s never going to happen consistently if we’re relying on their neighbors and coworkers to keep them in line.

    • Also, the goddamn FOP needs to abolished so hard that it’ll register on the Richter Scale.

    • Quit using guns and use some common sense

  • Cops sure do have a fear of dogs and black people. The dog was probably chained and inside the fence as well.

    • a black dog must make them faint.

    • 👆 Renders them catatonic.

    • The dog was probably a poodle:P

    • Remarkable fragile creatures, police. They go into a state of unrestrained panic when threatened by things like chihuahuas, bees, spider webs, melanin, iced tea, and eye contact. For their own protection, we should put them all in nice, comfortable padded rooms, where they’ll never feel threatened again.

  • Cops sure do have a fear of dogs and black people. The dog was probably chained and inside the fence as well.

    • a black dog must make them faint.

    • 👆 Renders them catatonic.

    • The dog was probably a poodle:P

    • Remarkable fragile creatures, police. They go into a state of unrestrained panic when threatened by things like chihuahuas, bees, spider webs, melanin, iced tea, and eye contact. For their own protection, we should put them all in nice, comfortable padded rooms, where they’ll never feel threatened again.

  • poor little girl

  • poor little girl

  • He will get a paid vacation for his cowardice/incompetence and total lack of empathy.

  • He will get a paid vacation for his cowardice/incompetence and total lack of empathy.

  • I’m sure he will be punished with a couple weeks off of paid vacation

  • I’m sure he will be punished with a couple weeks off of paid vacation

  • Cops have less education than a cosmetologist.

    • Cosmetology actually takes a fair amount of education and skill. At least bad hairdressers will go out of business if they can’t do their job.

    • Absolutely. I’m a cosmetologist myself.

  • Cops have less education than a cosmetologist.

    • Cosmetology actually takes a fair amount of education and skill. At least bad hairdressers will go out of business if they can’t do their job.

    • Absolutely. I’m a cosmetologist myself.

  • Fucking tools with guns

  • Fucking tools with guns

  • Steve Brown

    • Needs to look at whats behind his target or use a tazer. It the old gal was freaking out about her bleeding arm that would have certainly put that dog into don’t f with us mode.

  • Steve Brown

    • Needs to look at whats behind his target or use a tazer. It the old gal was freaking out about her bleeding arm that would have certainly put that dog into don’t f with us mode.

  • Omfg a dog!!!!!

    Fucking cowards. They could never make it as a courier.

    • They could never make it as a ______ either. Shooting pets and children is the only job these pricks are capable of.

  • Omfg a dog!!!!!

    Fucking cowards. They could never make it as a courier.

    • They could never make it as a ______ either. Shooting pets and children is the only job these pricks are capable of.

  • Courier??? Lol, nope, they can’t even pass the human being test… Lol

  • Courier??? Lol, nope, they can’t even pass the human being test… Lol

  • United States. Land of the free gunshots for any person needing medical attention

  • United States. Land of the free gunshots for any person needing medical attention

  • “The officer involved has not been disciplined, but the Columbus police department assures the public that the incident is under investigation.” I’ll believe it when I see it. Fuck this whole system.

  • “The officer involved has not been disciplined, but the Columbus police department assures the public that the incident is under investigation.” I’ll believe it when I see it. Fuck this whole system.

  • He is a violent thug! He is the one that is supposed to be highly trained! He needs to account for his actions and be sacked from his job. He gives his fellow officers a real bad name and time.

  • He is a violent thug! He is the one that is supposed to be highly trained! He needs to account for his actions and be sacked from his job. He gives his fellow officers a real bad name and time.

  • Dear lord!

  • Dear lord!

  • These cops in the U.S. Are fucked!!!!…..I won’t step in to the country…..

  • These cops in the U.S. Are fucked!!!!…..I won’t step in to the country…..

  • At this point, it’s really dumb to know the paramedics or a cop is coming and not put the dog in a crate or a room. It’s an almost certainty it’ll get shot at.

    • Victim blaming at its best. The woman called for paramedics. What business did the cop even have being there?

    • It’s reality. If I think there’s a 1% chance of a cop showing up to my house, I’m putting my dogs away to make sure they are not shot at. That’d be the first thing I’d do.

    • Why?

  • At this point, it’s really dumb to know the paramedics or a cop is coming and not put the dog in a crate or a room. It’s an almost certainty it’ll get shot at.

    • Victim blaming at its best. The woman called for paramedics. What business did the cop even have being there?

    • It’s reality. If I think there’s a 1% chance of a cop showing up to my house, I’m putting my dogs away to make sure they are not shot at. That’d be the first thing I’d do.

    • Why?

  • The cop was trying to shoot the /puppy/ that was “charging him”?

  • The cop was trying to shoot the /puppy/ that was “charging him”?

  • wow what a cop clusterfuck .

  • wow what a cop clusterfuck .

  • Trash collectors, mail carriers, meter readers, UPS drivers, firefighters. All of these people are brave enough to deal with territorial dogs without resorting to indiscriminate violence.

  • Trash collectors, mail carriers, meter readers, UPS drivers, firefighters. All of these people are brave enough to deal with territorial dogs without resorting to indiscriminate violence.

  • Unbelievable. And shooting at dogs too. These guys are such cowards.

  • Unbelievable. And shooting at dogs too. These guys are such cowards.

  • Is it so hard to taser or hit a dog with your baton? Guns are a last resort not a first!

    • I’ve been charged by dogs several times. In every case, an aggressive shout was enough to stop the charge.

  • Is it so hard to taser or hit a dog with your baton? Guns are a last resort not a first!

    • I’ve been charged by dogs several times. In every case, an aggressive shout was enough to stop the charge.

  • Let’s give guns to more high school drop outs and see how well that works. Fucking stupid pigs!

  • Let’s give guns to more high school drop outs and see how well that works. Fucking stupid pigs!

  • These dumb bastards are so eager to get their gun off that they are willing to ignore firearm safety 101 in order to do so. When is enough enough? Give a man a hammer and pretty soon everything starts looking like a nail. The police are being trained to be lazy. They have no clue how to go through life without resorting to violence. All they are taught is to fear everything and everybody, while at the same time, to hold everyone outside of the “blue line” in contempt. No wonder the public is in such peril from these idiots.

  • These dumb bastards are so eager to get their gun off that they are willing to ignore firearm safety 101 in order to do so. When is enough enough? Give a man a hammer and pretty soon everything starts looking like a nail. The police are being trained to be lazy. They have no clue how to go through life without resorting to violence. All they are taught is to fear everything and everybody, while at the same time, to hold everyone outside of the “blue line” in contempt. No wonder the public is in such peril from these idiots.

  • Reality Today: IF for some reason you need to call the paramedics, fire department or a cop, put your dog away or it will likely be shot.

    • She called for paramedics; what was the cop even doing there?

    • They usually get the call too in most areas. Unfortunately. In this particular case, he was in the area at the time and the sister called him over.

    • Exactly, don’t even take the chance.

    • better put yor pets and your children away also

  • Reality Today: IF for some reason you need to call the paramedics, fire department or a cop, put your dog away or it will likely be shot.

    • She called for paramedics; what was the cop even doing there?

    • They usually get the call too in most areas. Unfortunately. In this particular case, he was in the area at the time and the sister called him over.

    • Exactly, don’t even take the chance.

    • better put yor pets and your children away also

  • woow…

  • woow…

  • I’ve already decided if I ever have to call 911 for paramedics or fire department that I’m going to tell them not to send any cops, because we don’t need to escalate the situation.

  • I’ve already decided if I ever have to call 911 for paramedics or fire department that I’m going to tell them not to send any cops, because we don’t need to escalate the situation.

  • Terry Ford

  • Terry Ford

  • Damn that ain’t no public servant. That’s a terrorist with a badge. And if that was my kid he would be a dead terrorist.

  • Damn that ain’t no public servant. That’s a terrorist with a badge. And if that was my kid he would be a dead terrorist.

  • INVALID CASE!!!

  • INVALID CASE!!!

  • Self investigations always work! For the cops!! Fire his ASS!!!

  • Self investigations always work! For the cops!! Fire his ASS!!!

  • How come the stupid fuck missed the dog and shot a child surley she would have been in his sights …what the fuck is anyone doing pointing guns at children ..let alone pulling the trigger ..i think her parents should be allowed to shoot him in the fucking leg ….

  • How come the stupid fuck missed the dog and shot a child surley she would have been in his sights …what the fuck is anyone doing pointing guns at children ..let alone pulling the trigger ..i think her parents should be allowed to shoot him in the fucking leg ….

  • It was a fucking dog, the cop didnt need to shoot.

  • It was a fucking dog, the cop didnt need to shoot.

  • Connor Boehme

  • Connor Boehme

  • Why do cops need guns. Isn’t the whole point of being a cop to prevent violence? How is a gun the right tool for that job? I mean fuck it’s a dog ask them to put it up don’t just go shooting everything for fuck sake you shot this little girl in the leg and you wanna tell me it’s the families fault for not tying it up? Well excuse me but fuck you very much. Your lucky this isn’t my daughter or you’d have several bullet wounds where your face should be. Fuck the police, get rid of all of them I say. Just a giant money vacuum running around playing cowboy and shooting people fuck.

    • In the united kingdom they don’t carry firearms at all either .

  • Why do cops need guns. Isn’t the whole point of being a cop to prevent violence? How is a gun the right tool for that job? I mean fuck it’s a dog ask them to put it up don’t just go shooting everything for fuck sake you shot this little girl in the leg and you wanna tell me it’s the families fault for not tying it up? Well excuse me but fuck you very much. Your lucky this isn’t my daughter or you’d have several bullet wounds where your face should be. Fuck the police, get rid of all of them I say. Just a giant money vacuum running around playing cowboy and shooting people fuck.

    • In the united kingdom they don’t carry firearms at all either .

  • Can I take a bat and smash the cop’s legs for doing that?

  • Can I take a bat and smash the cop’s legs for doing that?

  • I’ve had enough of this projects’ hit and miss posts.

    I am against police brutality, but the free thought project is posting this in a overly prejudicial and unprofessional way.

    My constructive criticisms are falling on deaf ears so i say goodbye free thought project.

    • Good riddance.

    • Wasn’t talking to you troll somewhere else

    • Don’t hit your vagina on the way out 😊

    • I’m all for Albert having an opinion. How about an intelligent reply. How can you eradicate the stupidity in our society by adding in more of it?? I can’t stand juvenile and ignorant and name calling replies.

  • I’ve had enough of this projects’ hit and miss posts.

    I am against police brutality, but the free thought project is posting this in a overly prejudicial and unprofessional way.

    My constructive criticisms are falling on deaf ears so i say goodbye free thought project.

    • Good riddance.

    • Wasn’t talking to you troll somewhere else

    • Don’t hit your vagina on the way out 😊

    • I’m all for Albert having an opinion. How about an intelligent reply. How can you eradicate the stupidity in our society by adding in more of it?? I can’t stand juvenile and ignorant and name calling replies.

  • wtf???????

  • wtf???????

  • maybe having a university degree should be a prerequisite for owning a firearm down there. And up here in Canada too. You wanna be a cop…go to school. Some people think the pen is mightier than the sword.

    • Education is not the answer, psychological testing is. Did you know there is a very large percentage of police officers collectively that have been molested as children, (I met a cop in New Hampshire who is writing a book about it )and another decent percentage that have been bullied as children.
      They’ve been psychologically affected by this, their power has been taken from them most of their lives, now hand them a gun and send the free into society. Thinking that’s probably not a great idea

      Oh and let’s take some of cheneys extra warfare equipment and give that to them to play with since the US doesn’t need it now that we’ve already all paid for it.

  • maybe having a university degree should be a prerequisite for owning a firearm down there. And up here in Canada too. You wanna be a cop…go to school. Some people think the pen is mightier than the sword.

    • Education is not the answer, psychological testing is. Did you know there is a very large percentage of police officers collectively that have been molested as children, (I met a cop in New Hampshire who is writing a book about it )and another decent percentage that have been bullied as children.
      They’ve been psychologically affected by this, their power has been taken from them most of their lives, now hand them a gun and send the free into society. Thinking that’s probably not a great idea

      Oh and let’s take some of cheneys extra warfare equipment and give that to them to play with since the US doesn’t need it now that we’ve already all paid for it.

  • They should sue the shit out of them!!!

  • They should sue the shit out of them!!!

  • W.T.F.

  • W.T.F.

  • Alec, i agree…

  • Alec, i agree…

  • What the hell !

  • What the hell !

  • he obviously has some issues. I hope the department pays for the child’s medical bills and therapy. There is no excuse for this

  • he obviously has some issues. I hope the department pays for the child’s medical bills and therapy. There is no excuse for this

  • It broke my heart when that little baby girl was asking her mommy if she was going to die CRY

  • It broke my heart when that little baby girl was asking her mommy if she was going to die CRY

  • she should have collage paid for at the least

  • she should have collage paid for at the least

  • This is crazy but cops and their groupies will support them

  • This is crazy but cops and their groupies will support them

  • I think the US need urgently to control the use of guns… but mainly by the police officers. ;))

    • That is my one fear over gun control- all the restrictions being placed on civilians and none for law enforcement!

  • I think the US need urgently to control the use of guns… but mainly by the police officers. ;))

    • That is my one fear over gun control- all the restrictions being placed on civilians and none for law enforcement!

  • WTF

  • WTF

  • I’m confused. I thought they only treated black people like that?

  • I’m confused. I thought they only treated black people like that?

  • Wow, dog looks super spooky. What a pussy

  • Wow, dog looks super spooky. What a pussy

  • What do you think happened to the dog tho? I noticed they only showed a home video, do you think he got killed?

  • What do you think happened to the dog tho? I noticed they only showed a home video, do you think he got killed?

  • Hope her college education is paid for big time due to the officer’s stupdity.

  • Hope her college education is paid for big time due to the officer’s stupdity.

  • Sounds legit.

  • Sounds legit.

  • Under investigation just like the cop that shot that guy in Walmart. Smh…

  • Under investigation just like the cop that shot that guy in Walmart. Smh…

  • The police shoot at dogs all the time in America if they bark at them. Dogs are very easy to control if you have the right training

  • The police shoot at dogs all the time in America if they bark at them. Dogs are very easy to control if you have the right training

  • WTF>

  • WTF>

  • Dominique wtf

  • Dominique wtf

  • You know. I’m so frustrated by these stories but I am also frustrated by reading them and discussing how bad it is and then moving on with my day. Nothings changing, no one’s doing a damn thing about it, so what do we just keep complaining about it? Or do we just accept it? And do we stop asking the police for help? Or do 1 million of us stand on the steps of the courthouse and demand that politicians and judges do something…. Because I’m so sick of talking about the problems and not the solutions.
    Any suggestions??????
    I’ve signed petitions and written letters and try to create awareness… Need more ideas.

  • You know. I’m so frustrated by these stories but I am also frustrated by reading them and discussing how bad it is and then moving on with my day. Nothings changing, no one’s doing a damn thing about it, so what do we just keep complaining about it? Or do we just accept it? And do we stop asking the police for help? Or do 1 million of us stand on the steps of the courthouse and demand that politicians and judges do something…. Because I’m so sick of talking about the problems and not the solutions.
    Any suggestions??????
    I’ve signed petitions and written letters and try to create awareness… Need more ideas.

  • Every Cop is an Criminal

  • Every Cop is an Criminal

  • Wow, Sad

  • Wow, Sad

  • Smh

  • Smh

  • The Columbus police said they will investigate the matter———THE FOX IS GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE AGAIN.

  • The Columbus police said they will investigate the matter———THE FOX IS GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE AGAIN.

  • Kill the cop and hang is mutilated corps above city hall.

  • Kill the cop and hang is mutilated corps above city hall.

  • I have never once in my life been helped by law enforcement. I’ve called on them a couple times to do so but they will always explain how it’s going to be difficult to do their job and give the run about. Yet on the other hand I’ve had them stop and detain me, treat me like a criminal, and always accuse me of lying to them or hiding something. Law enforcement are the most untrustworthy people you will ever meet in your life. They are not to be trusted or called upon if, everyone were to arm them selfs and never dial 911 ever! The situation would resolve itself and through proven documented statistics the situation would be resolved.

  • I have never once in my life been helped by law enforcement. I’ve called on them a couple times to do so but they will always explain how it’s going to be difficult to do their job and give the run about. Yet on the other hand I’ve had them stop and detain me, treat me like a criminal, and always accuse me of lying to them or hiding something. Law enforcement are the most untrustworthy people you will ever meet in your life. They are not to be trusted or called upon if, everyone were to arm them selfs and never dial 911 ever! The situation would resolve itself and through proven documented statistics the situation would be resolved.

  • How stupid the cop can be

  • How stupid the cop can be

  • ALL COPS MUST HAVE PERSONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE, PAID FOR OUT OF THEIR POCKETS. PREMIUMS SET BY JURISDICTION… ONCE THE HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR OWN AND OTHER COPS ON THEIR FORCE’S TYPICAL BEHAVIOR, IT WILL CHANGE… While we’re at it, ALL SWATeams will be disbanded before they kill, main, cripple, terrify, etc. further innocents…

  • ALL COPS MUST HAVE PERSONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE, PAID FOR OUT OF THEIR POCKETS. PREMIUMS SET BY JURISDICTION… ONCE THE HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR OWN AND OTHER COPS ON THEIR FORCE’S TYPICAL BEHAVIOR, IT WILL CHANGE… While we’re at it, ALL SWATeams will be disbanded before they kill, main, cripple, terrify, etc. further innocents…

  • Noooo.

  • Noooo.

  • I am a technician for one of the largest cable providers in th US. My job takes me in up to 8 customer homes a day six days a week. So far in 4 years i have not one time feared for my safety from anyone’s dog or had to kill one. It just shows the character of a person when they are that afraid of a family’s pet they need to draw a weapon and endanger the lives around them in an attempt to kill a family’s dog. Anyone that scared of a dog has no place “protecting and serving” He should be brought up on criminal charges.

  • I am a technician for one of the largest cable providers in th US. My job takes me in up to 8 customer homes a day six days a week. So far in 4 years i have not one time feared for my safety from anyone’s dog or had to kill one. It just shows the character of a person when they are that afraid of a family’s pet they need to draw a weapon and endanger the lives around them in an attempt to kill a family’s dog. Anyone that scared of a dog has no place “protecting and serving” He should be brought up on criminal charges.

  • Hey cops! I’ve been bitten by dogs before, it’s no big deal and it’s definitely not life threatening!!!!

  • Hey cops! I’ve been bitten by dogs before, it’s no big deal and it’s definitely not life threatening!!!!

  • No worries,,,it’s under investigation (heavy sigh) by his dept.

  • No worries,,,it’s under investigation (heavy sigh) by his dept.

  • ….

  • ….

  • Cops are the biggest pussies on the planet. Show me a cop who can do his job without a gun, and I will show him some respect.

  • Cops are the biggest pussies on the planet. Show me a cop who can do his job without a gun, and I will show him some respect.

  • Why isn’t that PIG son of a diseased whore not in jail?

  • Don Duncan

    Shouldn’t you post the follow up with this?

  • SFCRetired

    If they are so in fear for their lives that they must shoot every family pet that approaches them, they need to find themselves another job.

  • Sgt. Grimsley USMC

    The officer has not been disciplined??? What? How? Freak accident or not, a little girl got shot. The cop needs to explain himself. Publicly.

    • 2broke4 her

      I cant remember the law as the actual way it goes but in general cops arent liable for there inept actions.. that is why they use the fearing for my life saying!
      While I was in Denver in 1992 to 1994.. a Black male with a criminal record running away from cops on a foot pursuit, got cornered by one cop in an multiple level Apartment complex. no outlet.. the man stopped put his hands in the air.. he was wearing only, tennis shoes and a pair of shorts.. as witnesses stated and they all said the same thing.. the cop drew down on him..the man turned around slowly with his hands in the air, no weapons on him.. he started begging for the cop not to shoot him.. the cop shot and killed him, while the tenants of the complex watched from their windows.. the cop claimed he feared for his life.. the chief of Police stated it was a good kill and IA cleared him of the shooting.. due to public outcry, 6 months later, the DA submitted to the Grand Jury a murder charge and the Grand Jury came back with a Charge for the DA, murder in the first degree! I left Colorado by then so I dont know the end result!