The incident happened when the two officers responded to an assault call on Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. at an apartment in Brooklyn’s Brownsville area. A group of friends were drinking and while play fighting, a woman and man allegedly got into a serious altercation. When the officer arrived at the scene, a woman opened the door and a pit bull mix ran into the hallway.
The officers claim the dog charged at them, leading one to shoot the dog. The bullet grazed the dog, ricocheted off the wall and hit his sergeant in the foot. The officer was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.
The dog’s owner says she was startled at the entire incident but is happy her dog is okay.
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