Here's one thing you don't expect to happen every day. You're a Land Park agent, out showing homes near Robertson and Riverside. You step outside into the sunshine and BAM, BAM, you hear gunshots. That's what happened on Friday to an Elizabeth Weintraub team member. The agent called to share the news about Bodie, the police dog who was shot in the line of duty. A suspected car thief shot the canine during a police chase through Land Park. Bodie was shot in his jaw and paw.
We talked about the dog for a few minutes, and then I asked if the clients were still interested in buying homes in Land Park. That's something I would do. Focus on real estate and animals. None of our conversation centered on the suspect killed by police nor his accomplice. The suspect's accomplice was later apprehended and identified as Leslie McCulley.
The police are not identifying the shooter.
You can donate money for Bodie's recovery and reconstructive surgeries. It's expected to cost upwards of $25,000, and he may out of commission for a few months. This heroic dog saved an officer's life. His condition is improving. It's no longer critical. But he is not out of the woods.
The Land Park buyers are still interested in buying a home in Land Park. They realize this kind of incident can happen anywhere. Even in an upscale community like Land Park.