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Madonna Dancer's Pit Bull Shot by Police Used as Attack Dog Before, DA Says

BROOKLYN — The pit bull that belonged to a dancer for Madonna and was fatally shot by police Tuesday had been unleashed by a man in a similar attack about two weeks earlier, prosecutors said.

Kamar Stewart, 26, was with the pit bull, who was reportedly named Stonny Boy and belonged to dancer Stanley "Sheik" Mondesir, at 665 New Lots Ave. about 11:30 a.m. June 25, when he attacked Ishmael Williams, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.


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Stewart hit Williams with a metal dog chain and then ordered Stonny Boy to attack the other man's foot and ankle, prosecutors said.

Williams suffered cuts to his foot, ankle and lip along with bruises to the back of neck and facial swelling, the DA said.

Police who were dispatched on Tuesday to arrest Stewart for the June attack found him at his home at 350 Montauk Ave., near Blake Avenue, about 5:15 p.m., prosecutors said.

Detectives knocked on Stewart's door and told him they wanted to talk to him, prosecutors said.

Stonny Boy was barking from inside so detectives told Stewart to secure him before opening the door, but he didn't, prosecutors said.

Stewart sicked the dog on the detectives who then shot Stonny Boy, killing him, police said.

The bitten officer was treated for minor injuries at Jamaica Hospital while the detective who pulled the trigger was evaluated at the same hospital, NYPD officials said.

Stewart was arrested for assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, having an unleashed dog, harassment, reckless endangerment and obstructing governmental administration, according to court documents.

He's due back in court on Monday.

Stewart was arrested for disorderly conduct in 2010 and theft of service in 2011, police said. He has been arrested several other times, but an NYPD spokesman said those records are sealed.

It wasn't immediately clear how Stewart knows Mondesir, who was reportedly in Los Angeles at the time of the shooting.


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