A cop that was trying to shoot a pit bull accidentally shot another officer instead, according to the NYPD.
Officers were responding to reports of a dispute at an apartment in Brownsville Tuesday when a pit bull emerged from the building and one of the officers fired his weapon.
The cop said he was trying to stop the dog at 9720 Kings Highway at 10:40 p.m. That’s when he shot his superior officer in the right foot.
One officer claimed in his report that the dog 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 CC news, then ricocheting off a hallway wall according to police sources.
The sergeant, 36, was taken to Kings County Hospital and was in stable condition early Wednesday.
The dog was taken to Animal Care and Control.
The shooting was under investigation, authorities said.
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