We have all heard a lot of unfortunately stories lately about police officers shooting “man’s best friend.” But now, a police officer who was aiming at a dog missed the canine and accidentally shot his sergeant instead!
A pit bull inside of a Brooklyn apartment building was reportedly “charging” the officer, but had not attacked him, according to local WABC.
The officer who fired has not yet been identified, but New York City Police officials acknowledged that officers responded to a call inside of the apartment building around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Once in the hallway, they say that a dog that was “mixed” with a pit bull was “let out” of one apartment.
The dog, one officer claimed in his report, charged at the officer and sergeant who had responded to the assault call. The dog did not belong to the family who the police had been called on.
The officer who discharged his weapon fired only one round, which “grazed” the dog, according to WABC, then ricocheting off a hallway wall according to police sources.
We asked the NYPD how a hollow point bullet like the once the department issues could have possibly ricocheted off a wall in the manner the officer described. They had no comment.
What they do claim is that the sergeant was hit by the bullet, which shot him in his foot, just by his big toe.
It sounds a lot more like the sergeant was accidentally shot directly by the poor aim of the officer who he was partnered with.
The pit bull is reportedly in good condition, as he was barely nicked by the round.
(Article by Reagan Ali and Moreh B.D.K.; image used for illustrative purposes)